GEORGE MURPHY - Friday, January 25, 2008
Defender Bryan Arguez has finally completed a move to Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin after MLS accepted the Germans transfer fee.
Arguez, 19, signed a three-and-a-half year deal, after a rookie season with DC United where he saw no first-team action.
"This is obviously an exciting opportunity for Bryan," representative Tom Bagley told YA. "We believe the deal was best for both sides. We were looking for a situation where it is the best available opportunity for everyone, and we believe we found it."
"Bryan is very excited about the opportunity to play for Hertha."
The deal which was negotiated over the past 10 days, was held up as DC United and Hertha hammered our a transfer fee, which was reportedly listed as €200,000 in several German publications.
Arguez follows the signing of 20-year old Serbian international midfielder Gojko Kacar, as they try to bolster their midfield to make a push for a spot in Europe in the second half of the season.
Hertha Berlin are currently twelfth in the Bundesliga standings with twenty points, and play Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday February 2 at Olympiastadion.