Castelen set for Hamburg
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hamburg have agreed a deal to sign Romeo Castelen from Feyenoord.Hamburg have agreed a deal to sign Romeo Castelen from Feyenoord.
Castelen has been linked with Middlesbrough, but is expected to sign a four-year contract with Hamburg on Monday.
The winger has already passed a medical and was in the stands for his new team's Intertoto Cup tie with FC Dacia on Sunday.
Feyenoord have reportedly accepted a é¼2.5million (£1.7million) fee for Castelen after the player rejected a new contract at De Kuip.
A move to Hamburg will see Castelen link up with several of his fellow Dutchmen, including Nigel de Jong, who believes his compatriot will be a hit in the Bundesliga.
"This transfer is an enormous increase in quality for our team, especially in attack we could use such a good player," De Jong told De Telegraaf.
"Romeo rang me to ask what kind of club HSV was.
"I have given him that information and, from it, he has been convinced that he will be happy in Hamburg."