Aenis Ben-Hatira

Berlin, Aug 23 (IANS) Darmstadt has signed Tunisian free midfielder Aenis Ben-Hatira with immediate effect, the Bundesliga football club announced.

The 28-year-old former Eintracht Frankfurt player, who was out of contract recently, joined Darmstadt and received jersey No. 28. The “Lilien” kept silent over further contracts details.

“The talks with those responsible have convinced me of this task here in Darmstadt,” Ben-Hatira said. “I am very happy to stay in the Bundesliga and can not wait to start.”

Ben-Hatira, who played for Eintracht Frankfurt last season, scored 14 goals in 90 appearances in Germany’s top flight and had played for Hamburg and Berlin among others, reports Xinhua.

The central midfielder, who made his debut for Tunisia’s national squad on February 2012, has played nine caps ever since.

Darmstadt encounter Cologne in the first round of Bundesliga on Saturday.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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