MADRID - Spanish side Malaga have agreed
to sign Netherlands defender Joris Mathijsen from SV Hamburg on
a two-year contract.
The 31-year-old, who joins compatriot Ruud van Nistelrooy at
the Andalusian club, has passed a medical and will be presented
to the media when the players return from vacation, Malaga said
on their website on Thursday.
"A club like Malaga, they have ambition and it comes at the
right time in my career," said Mathijsen, who played against
Spain in last year's World Cup final.
The south-coast club were bought by a member of the Qatari
royal family at the end of the 2009/10 campaign and have been
building a squad they hope will challenge for a European
qualification berth next season.
After luring former Real Madrid and Manchester United
striker Van Nistelrooy, they also completed the signing this
week of Spain defender Nacho Monreal from Osasuna.
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