Hertha Berlin signs Norway goalkeeper Jarstein

Hertha Berlin has signed Norway goalkeeper Rune Almenning

Jarstein of Viking Stavanger.

The Bundesliga club says Jarstein will join the club on Jan. 1

in a free transfer and will receive a contract lasting through

mid-2016.

Hertha’s regular goalkeeper is Thomas Kraft, a former Bayern

Munich player. His understudies have little or no Bundesliga

experience.

Hertha is having a surprisingly strong season after being

promoted, and is seventh, with one match to go before the winter

break.