After much too-ing and fro-ing in the press between the sporting directors of Hamburg and Hannover it seems as if Johan Djourou is set to join Hamburg with his medical scheduled for Monday according to Sport1.de.
They state that Djourou has agreed to join the club with some final details between the clubs to be ironed out.
Speaking about the move, Olivier Kreuzer, sporting director, said
It’s a sure thing.
Meanwhile Hannover’s sporting director Dirk Dufner said
He is leaning towards Hamburg. This is both annoying and bad for us
We cannot and do not want to do economically irrational things. We pushed our limits. HSV could do things we cannot do.
Djourou spent the second half of last season on loan with Hannover and reportedly moved his wife and two daughters out there as well.
The deal is said to be a one year loan deal with an option to buy included in the agreement.
Djourou’s Arsenal contract expires in 2015.