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Hertha Berlin snap up Baumjohann

7 June 2013 19:25

Bundesliga newcomers Hertha Berlin have captured the signature of former Kaiserslautern midfielder Alexander Baumjohann.

The 26-year-old lists Schalke, Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach among his former clubs and moves to the German capital on a three-year-deal.

Baumjohann notched five times in 25 appearances for Kaiserslautern last season as he helped them to finish third, before losing to Hoffenheim in a play-off to reach the top-flight, and said he was delighted to secure a move to the Olympic Stadium.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge at Hertha," he told Bundesliga.com.

"I want to play my part so that we - the club, the team and the fans - can achieve our objectives."

Michael Preetz, Hertha's sporting director, was equally delighted at being able to bring in a player as versatile as Baumjohann, who can feature on eityher flank as well as a central midfield role.

"In Alexander Baumjohann we have managed to acquire a player who is experienced but also versatile," Preetz said.

Hertha clinched a return to the German top flight last season, winning Bundesliga.2 by nine points from Eintracht Braunschweig.

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 17 +30 42
2 17 +19 39
3 17 +13 31
4 17 +17 30
5 17 +6 30
6 17 +7 29
7 17 +6 26
8 17 +1 24
9 17 -7 23
10 17 +2 21
11 17 -4 21
12 17 -8 19
13 17 -6 18
14 17 -10 17
15 17 -15 16
16 17 -18 13
17 17 -14 12
18 17 -19 9

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