Hertha in swap deal
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hertha Berlin striker Nando Rafael has joined Borussia Monchengladbach.
Hertha Berlin striker Nando Rafael has joined Borussia Monchengladbach with Vaclav Sverkos moving in the opposite direction.
Angolan-born Rafael has failed to hold down a regular first-team place at Hertha this season and will be looking to kick-start his career at Borussia Park, where he has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.
Meanwhile, Hertha are looking to Czech Under-21 captain Sverkos to lift their flagging campaign after falling 11 points behind a UEFA Champions League place.
Hertha's general manager Dieter Hoeness expressed his delight at capturing Sverkos on a six-month loan deal.
"We are delighted to have landed Vaclav Sverkos; his offensive qualities will undoubtedly improve our game."
Sverkos has scored one goal in 12 appearances for Gladbach this season.