Former HammerValon Behrami is on the verge of joining Hamburg after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed the Serie A club had granted the player’s wish for a transfer. Behrami now 29, is already in Germany, where he was due to undergo a medical. He made 21 appearances for Napoli last season, struggling to force his way into manager’s Rafael Benitez’s plans.
Rumours persist that Guy Demel could join Behrami at his old club after Carl Jenkinson signed on loan yesterday and is likely to be first choice right back. Reports in Germany earlier this Summer suggested Guy Demel is contemplating a return to his former club Hamburg. Demel flew back to watch Hamburg earlier this year and is reported to have said: ” I would be happy to help HSV !” The report suggested he would even accept a reduction in current salary to rejoin Hamburg.
Demel made 199 appearances for Hamburg between 2005-2011 before joining West Ham on a free transfer for an initial two year contract. In 2013 Demel re-signed a new two year contract with would keep him at West Ham until 2015. He has made 65 appearances for the hammers so far.