Transfer news

Hamburg close on Adler

May 9, 2012

Goalkeeper Rene Adler's move from Bayer Leverkusen to Hamburg has moved a step closer after the board of the northern German club approved the signing, according to reports.

GettyImages / JoernPollexRene Adler has been linked with a move for some time

Adler, who is out of contract this summer, has already undergone a medical in Hamburg and is now set to negotiate personal terms, with the transfer expected to go through on Wednesday.

Talks between Hamburg and the player commenced in January, but the club's board of directors, who have the final say on any player transfers, did not meet to discuss the issue until Tuesday night, and they gave the club's director of sport Frank Arnesen a positive answer.