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Hertha Secure Luckassen Loan Deal

Hertha Berlin have swooped to sign PSV Eindhoven’s Dutch defender Derrick Luckassen on a season-long loan deal. The 20-year-old Netherlands Under-21 international has moved to the Bundesliga side after he struggled to maintain a regular place in the PSV side last season.

Luckassen, who was born to parents of Ghanaian descent, will now look to impress at Hertha in a bid to make the loan switch permanent next summer.

“I was instantly certain that Hertha would be the right step for me. I’d like to win a lot of games with the team and finish as high up as possible in the table,” said Luckassen on the club’s website.

Hertha boss Michael Preetz added: “‘With Derrick’s arrival we’re getting a player with a very good mentality, who gives us even more options in defence, especially at centre-back.

“He’s been a target of ours for a while now as his tackling and heading capabilities, as well as his ability to open the game up, fit our play style really well.”

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