Hertha Berlin sign Mitchell Weiser on free from Bayern Munich

Hertha Berlin have announced the signing of Mitchell Weiser on a free transfer from Bayern Munich.

Weiser, 21, had joined Bayern from Cologne in 2012 but will join Hertha on a three-year contract when his deal expires at the end of the month.

Hertha announced the news on their official website under the headline "Weiser geworden" ("Become wiser") and sporting director Michael Preetz said: "Mitchell Weiser is a young player with the ability to develop.

"He can play on both wings, in attack or defence. He possesses tremendous speed and suits the profile we want perfectly."

Weiser, who spent six months on loan at Kaiserslautern in 2013, was part of the Bayern squads that won the Bundesliga three times and DFB Pokal twice as well as the FIFA Club World Cup, but he had little involvement in those successes.

He managed to break into the first-team picture under Pep Guardiola after the winter break last season, scoring once and providing four assists in his 13 appearances, but he refused to sign a contract extension as he sought a move elsewhere.

The Germany under-20 international is the son of former Bundesliga player Patrick Weiser, who played for Cologne, Wolfsburg and French side Stade Rennes.