Liverpool midfielder Allan joins Hertha Berlin on loan

BERLIN (AP) " Hertha Berlin has signed 19-year-old midfielder Allan on a season-long loan from Premier League side Liverpool.

The Bundesliga club says the Brazilian, whose full name is Allan Rodrigues de Souza, impressed in a friendly game against second-division side Eintracht Braunschweig. He will wear the No. 20 shirt.

Hertha coach Pal Dardai says, "Allan is intelligent and has a good overview of the game. He's very robust and tough for his age, and he also has a good shot."

Allan joined Liverpool from Brazilian side Internacional in 2015. He played last season on loan at Sint-Truiden in the Belgian Pro League.

Also Friday, Polish goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz joined promoted Freiburg from Braunschweig, and Darmstadt signed Nigerian forward Victor Obinna on a free transfer.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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