Sunday, 31st August, 2014

Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has joined Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin from Lille amidst interest from Scottish champions Celtic.

After spending six years at Chelsea, Kalou joined the French outfit in 2012 and scored 34 goals in 79 appearances for the club.

Celtic were keen to add the striker to bolster their options, but Hertha Berlin have beaten the Scottish champions to his signature.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Hertha Berlin and Michael Preetz, the club’s sporting director, expressed his delight at signing such an experienced striker.

"Salomon Kalou is a top striker who has proven his class in the Premier League, the Champions League and with his national team", Preetz told the club’s official site.  


Kalou, who has earned 67 international caps for Ivory Coast, is now looking forward to playing in Germany with Hertha Berlin.

"After my time in England and France, I am totally looking forward to Hertha BSC and the Bundesliga”, the 29-year-old said.

"The club have been working hard on me, I had a very good discussion with the club manager.”

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