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Hertha Berlin and John Brooks agree on contract extension

Xinhua, February 1, 2016 Adjust font size:

U.S. international John Anthony Brooks extended his contract with Hertha Berlin until 2019, the German Bundesliga club announced on Sunday.

The 23-year-old defender extended his current contract, stipulated until June 2017, for two years to stay with the "Hertha" until June 2019.

"John Brooks is an important player for Hertha Berlin. With the extension of his contract we are continuing the development of the team. John plays a key role in our future plans," Berlin CEO Michael Preetz said.

Brooks plays since his youth for Hertha Berlin. He turned professional in 2011 and made 84 appearances to score five goals since then. The centre back made his debut for the U.S. national team in 2013 to provide two goals in 18 caps.

"Everyone knows that Hertha is my club and Berlin my home. I am happy that I can be a part of this great and exciting development of the team," Brooks said.

Berlin is the stunner team of the current season. After battling for their top-flight status last season, they occupy the third place of the Bundesliga standings. Endit