Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

HSV sells van der Vaart to Real Madrid

Share this article

HSV sells van der Vaart to Real Madrid
Photo: DPA
13:50 CEST+02:00
Bundesliga side Hamburg SV will lose its captain Rafael van der Vaart after the Dutch international midfielder confirmed on Monday he had sealed a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

"Last night everything came together, and I am now moving to Real Madrid," the 25-year-old Hamburg captain announced on his website. According to reports the playmaker has agreed a five-year deal worth €13 million euros ($20 million) with the Spanish champions.

"As everybody might know I have always wanted to move to Spain, because I have a strong bond with that country. Now I'm going to play for Real Madrid - it's a dream come true! Tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon I will be presented at Real Madrid. This will be the start of a new chapter in my life. I will do everything to help the team and the club to win trophies."

Van der Vaart, who has won over 50 caps for his country and scored 12 goals, joined Hamburg in 2005, scoring 29 goals in 74 Bundesliga matches.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement