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Van der Vaart heads to Hamburg for medical

ESPN staff
August 31, 2012

Rafael van der Vaart's return to his former club Hamburg appears to be back on after his agent confirmed he was on his way to Germany to complete a medical.

Van der Vaart, 29, and Hamburg have already agreed on personal terms, with the Netherlands international agreeing on a three-year contract, earning €3.9 million per year.

But the move appeared to hit a stumbling block after the Germans' initial offer of around £8 million fell way short of Tottenham's £14 million valuation, leading Andre-Villas-Boas to accuse Hamburg of disrespecting his club.

However van der Vaart's agent Robert Geerling suggests a fee has now been agreed, with Bild reporting €13million.

"I can confirm that Rafael is on his way to Hamburg now for a medical," he said.

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