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Michael Mancienne Joins Bundesliga Club Hamburg SV

Michael Mancienne has completed his switch to German Bundesliga side Hamburg.

The 23-year-old Chelsea defender has passed a medical at the Imtech Arena and has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the club.

The versatile defender will now join up with his new team-mates after he completes his duties with England at this summer’s European Under-21 Championships.

Mancienne joined Chelsea as a schoolboy but was twice sent to QPR before three spells with Wolves, who he spent the best part of three years with.

The youngster only made 17 appearances for Mick McCarthy’s side in their recent succesful battle against the drop, though, and has now opted to head to Germany where he will be reunited with Hamburg’s sporting director Frank Arnesen.

The Dane was technical director during some of Mancienne’s time at Chelsea, and he said: “I know Michael from Chelsea and have followed his development for years.

“I am aware of his great potential.”

Hamburg finished eighth in the Bundesliga this season, and Mancienne has outlined his ambition to get them back into Europe as soon as possible.

He said: “Hamburg are a big club with a lot of tradition and some fantastic fans.

“It’s a big challenge for me to be able to play for this club.

“It would be great if I could play a part in helping Hamburg get back into Europe.”

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