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The Australian attacker has signed a contract with Hertha Berlin...

German outfit Hertha Berlin have confirmed the transfer of Australian international Nikita Rukavytsya from Dutch champions Twente on a free transfer. The attacker has signed a three-year deal with the 2. Bundesliga side.

The Alte Dame were in the market for attacking reinforcements following the ongoing uncertainty about the future of Colombian striker Adrian Ramos and head coach Markus Babbel sees Rukavytsya as a useful addition to his squad.

The 23-year-old attacker joined Twente from Perth Glory in January 2009, but he failed to live up to the expectations at the Eredivisie champions. Rukavytsya was farmed out on loan to Roeselaere in the past six months.

Despite his good performances at the Belgian side, Twente opted not to offer the forward a new contract.

"I'm very happy with my transfer to Hertha BSC and I'm really looking forward to living in Berlin. The club is full of ambition and I want to be part of Hertha's future," said Rukavytsya on the official Hertha website.

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