Berlin – Hertha Berlin have further expanded their frontline options for the upcoming Bundesliga season, signing Roy Beerens from AZ Alkmaar on a three-year contract.

“I'm very happy everything's worked out and really looking forward to my time here,” the 26-year-old forward said after putting pen to paper for his new employers in the German capital.

Right-sided specialist

Head coach Jos Luhukay is meanwhile “confident Roy will see plenty of action for us down the right.” The two-time Netherlands international, who came through the PSV Eindhoven youth academy and played for NEC Nijmegen on loan and SC Heerenveen before moving to Alkmaar in 2011, turned out 33 times for AZ last season, scoring five goals.

Beerens is the second striker to join Hertha this summer, following Julian Schieber's arrival from Dortmund. Last season's top scorer Adrian Ramos has departed in the opposite direction to the Signal Iduna Park, while centre forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga's loan move to Hamburger SV was made permanent.