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Westermann leaves Schalke for Hamburg

Published: Thursday 22 July 2010, 18.32CET
Germany defender Heiko Westermann has left UEFA Champions League group stage contenders FC Schalke 04 to join last season's UEFA Europa League semi-finalists Hamburger SV.
Westermann leaves Schalke for Hamburg
Heiko Westermann has thrown his lot in with Hamburg ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 22 July 2010, 18.32CET

Westermann leaves Schalke for Hamburg

Germany defender Heiko Westermann has left UEFA Champions League group stage contenders FC Schalke 04 to join last season's UEFA Europa League semi-finalists Hamburger SV.

Germany defender Heiko Westermann has moved from FC Schalke 04 to last season's UEFA Europa League semi-finalists Hamburger SV.

A fee in the region of €7.5m is believed to have been paid for the 26-year-old Westermann, who has signed a four-year contract at his new club. He is expected to replace Manchester City FC-bound Jerome Boateng at right-back. The 19-times capped international missed out on a place in Joachim Löw's FIFA World Cup squad after breaking a bone in his wrist in the lead-up to the finals. Hamburg will not play in Europe this term, having finished seventh in the Bundesliga, while Schalke were runners-up and earned a UEFA Champions League group-stage slot.

 

Last updated: 22/07/10 18.51CET

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