Now, Davie Selke has acknowledged that in 2017, he preferred a transfer to Hertha Berlin to one to Brighton & Hove Albion.
The striker developed via Werder Bremen’s youth program and played for their senior squad for two years before transferring to RB Leipzig in 2015. He played in 54 games and recorded 14 goals and 4 assists during his tenure with the latter.
Hertha Berlin won the battle to sign him in the summer of 2017 after competing with Brighton for his talents. He stated this in a podcast, and Express reported his remarks.
“Brighton made me a terrific deal. The actor remarked, “I actually told my agent that I wanted to perform it in England.
Despite the Seagulls’ offer, the 28-year-old claims his agency persuaded him to speak with Hertha Berlin’s executives, and it was what ultimately allowed them to outbid Brighton for his services.
Pál Dárdai, the manager of Hertha Berlin, and Michael Preetz, their former general manager, were instrumental in persuading Selke.
Selke said, “I truly intended to come to England and went to talk to Pál Dárdai and Michael Preetz.
“I was really drawn into the debate right away, and my father was also present. Dardai had his signature approach and was straightforward and sincere. The fact that I would be the most costly new signing for Hertha ever indicated how much they valued me, as well as the fact that I was given a clear route.
The frontman switched from the Berlin team to 1. FC Köln in January.
“My father was also present, and the conversation immediately captured my attention. With his distinctive manner, Dardai was straightforward and sincere. I was given a clear path and informed that I would be Hertha’s most costly new signing ever, which also demonstrated appreciation,”
The frontman switched to 1. FC Köln from the Berlin team in January.