Report: Hertha Berlin Loan Amine Chermiti To Al-Ittihad

The Tunisian youngster will spend a year in Saudi Arabia after failing to break into the rotation at the Bundesliga side last year.
According to the Berliner Morgenpost, Amine Chermiti is set to be loaned out to Al-Ittihad for a year after having spent only one injury-riddled season at Hertha Berlin. The player was only utilised ten times last year and never once was given a chance to start by coach Lucien Favre.

The speedy striker, whose contract with the German side runs until June 2012, will get a chance to play in the Asian Champions League alongside a former Tunisian league foe in Hicham Aboucherouane. Nevertheless, his words regarding his departure do seem to indicate a certain level of disappointment.

“I would have gladly stayed to train but now I’ll go for a year,” he stated while speaking to

The news has been met with great disappointment amongst the majority of the forward’s supporters, who believed he was on the verge of making his mark in Europe.

Nevertheless, some believe that regular first-team football is exactly what he needs in order to regain his confidence and take his rightful place in the Tunisian national team.

Rami Ayari,