Bundesliga - Investor Windhorst joins Hertha BSC - Sport
- Investor Lars Windhorst buys for 125 million euros 37.5 percent stake in football club Hertha BSC.
- The investor, who was once regarded as the "prodigy" of the German economy, could raise his stake to 49.9 percent in the coming season.
- The money is apparently to flow into player purchases.
Football Bundesliga club Hertha BSC sold for 125 million euros 37.5 percent of its shares in the financial investor Lars Windhorst. The club confirmed this on Thursday in a message on its homepage. First had the news magazine The mirror reported about it. The money will flow through Windhorst's investment company Tennor to the Berlin. In addition, Windhorst have in the coming season the opportunity to increase its stake to 49.9 percent at a higher price.
The capital should then flow primarily into the purchase of new players. "This increases our chances of getting within reach of international places in the medium term," said Hertha manager Michael Preetz the mirror. Windhorst also hopes that the deal will boost the tally of the elapsed Bundesliga season. "Hertha, like other clubs in London or Madrid, can become a real 'big city club'," said Windhorst.
Specifically, Hertha is looking for a replacement for winger Valentino Lazaro, who is facing a move to the Italian traditional club Inter Milan. A new striker and a new loan from midfielder Marko Grujic, who is under contract at Liverpool, are also under discussion. However, league rivals Werder Bremen are also competing for Grujic.