KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, February 2, 2016
All the speculation about John Brooks' contract situation with Hertha Berlin can be put to bed as the American defender has extended his deal with the capital team.
The Berlin native will now stay with the Bundesliga side until 2019.
There had been talks for months over whether the 23-year-old, who came through Hertha's youth academy, would sign a new contract or force the team to sell him before he could be a free agent. However, those concerns were allayed Hertha Berlin CEO Michael Preetz posted a tweet after the team's 3-3 tie with Werder Bremen on Saturday.
"We agree. This match was incredible. We also agree with John Brooks. He'll stay in Berlin," said Preetz.
The went on to confirm Brooks' contract extension with a tweet posted on their Twitter account.
Brooks went onto his Twitter account to express his happiness with re-signing for the only team he has played for in his young career.
"Everyone knows that Hertha are my club, and Berlin is my home," he tweeted. "I am delighted to continue being part of the great development of Hertha BSC in my hometown. Together we want to achieve great things, not only this season. We are the capital club - something unique is in the making here."
Brooks has been in excellent form this season the Old Lady so far this season, playing in 12 games and scoring one goal.