Weiser extends until 2020 with Hertha
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Weiser extends until 2020 with Hertha

The promising youngster has been tied down by the capital club.

Jonathan Walsh

On Friday, Hertha BSC confirmed that Mitchell Weiser had extended his contract until 2020.

Weiser was a key player last season and has more than deserved a new deal at the club.

After joining on a free transfer from Bayern Munich last summer he has only gone from strength to strength, and Hertha will hope this continues that spurt.

Weiser staying in the capital

The 22-year-old has started this season as he ended last, with a goal and assist already to his name after just three games.

Weiser was solid if unspectacular during his time with Bayern, and never really found a role under Pep Guardiola's management.

Such is his form, the right-back has earned a spot in Stefan Kuntz first Germany under-21 squad. He'll be keen to use this as a springboard into the senior squad.

With no natural replacement yet found for Philipp Lahm, the man who was his understudy for a period could will be his eventual successor.

Weiser missed just five Bundesliga games last season, scoring twice and adding five assists. A similar performance good see him force his way into Joachim Löw's thinking.

Mitchell Weiser with new Hertha BSC team-mate, Alexander Esswein. | Image credit: Hertha BSC
Mitchell Weiser with new Hertha BSC team-mate, Alexander Esswein. | Image credit: Hertha BSC

Esswein signs for Hertha

It was a good day to be a Hertha fan, as they also announced the arrival of Alexander Esswein from FC Augsburg.

The pacey forward was brought in to try and spark some life into a fairly dull Hertha attack, and link up with new signing Ondrej Duda in the process.

He has signed a four-year deal at the Olympiastadion, and will hope to pick up where he left off after a very solid campaign last season.

Esswein joins Duda, Vedad Ibisevic and Allan as the new faces around the capital club this summer.