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John Brooks won’t leave Hertha Berlin this winter, says club CEO


John Brooks won’t be leaving Hertha Berlin this winter.

According to Hertha CEO Michael Preetz, the American centerback will not be sold during the January transfer window amid recent speculation that he could leave Hertha this winter.

“There will definitely be no transfer of John Brooks in winter,” Preetz told German outlet Kicker.

Sunday’s comments come on the heels of the CEO saying that Brooks could be sold by the club because he had not yet agreed to a contract extension. The 22-year-old defender has a contract through 2017 with┬áHertha.

Brooks has made 11 league appearances during the 2015-16 season, scoring once and starting regularly after a slow start to the current season. He has been a key figure in Hertha’s defensive success as the club has enjoyed an outstanding season so far in Germany, currently sitting in third place in the Bundesliga.

What do you think of this development? Think Brooks will move to a new team in the summer? See him re-signing with Hertha?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. NBC’s ProSoccerTalk is reporting that Schalke is sniffing around for Brooks. While Schalke is a historic club, Brooks should stay at Berlin who are 3rd in the table and in the hunt for UCL football.

    • Its a crap situation because his contract is running up. If he had 2 years left, then yeah stay and compete in CL, get a higher reputation across Europe, etc. and then move on in another year if Hertha can’t qualify again.

      But to sign a new contract (a contract that would probably lock him up for 3 or 4 years) to play one season of CL, and then back to the bottom half of the table isn’t ideal either for a young player looking to keep his career moving forward.


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