Bundesliga - Demel leaves Hamburg for Hammers

Thu, 01 Sep 09:31:00 2011

Ivorian international defender Guy Demel has left Hamburg for West Ham United after agreeing a two-year deal with an option for a third.

Hamburg SV's Guy Demel controlls the ball during their German Bundesliga first division soccer match against Werder Bremen in Bremen September 25, 2010 - 0

In a deal finalised minutes before the European summer transfer window closed on Wednesday, the French-born Demel joins relegated West Ham after spending the last 10 years in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg.

The 30-year-old, who had a brief unsuccessful spell at Arsenal in 2000, can play in any position at the back but was not part of Hamburg coach Michael Oenning's plans for this season and had been training with the reserves.


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