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Hamburg set to sign Westermann

July 20, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Schalke boss Felix Magath has confirmed Germany defender Heiko Westermann is set to join Hamburg.

Heiko Westermann
GettyImagesHeiko Westermann has travelled to Hamburg

Westermann, 26, travelled to Hamburg on Monday evening after the clubs agreed a fee, believed to be in the region of £6.5 million.

"Heiko has quit our training camp as he is on his way to Hamburg," Magath told Deutsche Presseagentur. "The paperwork is still missing the signatures, but I expect this will go through in time.

"I was very much unwilling to accept his transfer, looking at things from the viewpoint of a manager. In the end I have agreed to this transfer due to the overall situation of our club. I was unable to guarantee him first-team football as he was wanting to play in the centre of defence, which is his ideal position."