El Hamdaoui seals Dutch switch
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Striker Mounir el Hamdaoui has completed his move to Holland, with Willem II.
Striker Mounir el Hamdaoui has ended his English nightmare by completing his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Willem II.
The 21-year-old forward has been brought in to replace last season's top goalscorer Moussa Dembele at the Willem II Stadion.
Dembele scored nine goals in the league last term and was snapped up by AZ Alkmaar this term.
Willem II chairman Hans Verbunt has welcomed the capture of Dembele's replacement, as his side look to improve on their 17th placed finish in the league last season.
"He was the top transfer target for trainer duo Dennis van Wijk and Andres Jonker, so we are very happy that this transfer has been completed after weeks of negotiation," Verbunt commented.
El Hamdaoui moved to Spurs in January 2005, but instead of establishing himself in manager Martin Jol's plans he found himself loaned out to The Championship.
He made just a handful of appearances for Derby, as his three loan spells at the club were each cut short by injury.