Mancienne makes Hamburg move

The England Under-21 international, 23, made 17 appearances for

Wolves last season and was enjoying his third loan spell at

Molineux. He had also previously had two stints on loan at Queens

Park Rangers and made just six first-team appearances during his

time at Chelsea. Mancienne underwent a medical at Hamburg on

Tuesday before finalising a transfer which is believed to be worth

in the region of £3million. Capable of playing in defence or

midfield, Mancienne expressed his delight at clinching a switch to

the Bundesliga. “HSV is a big, well established club with fantastic

fans,” Mancienne told the club’s official website. “It’s a great

challenge for me to be playing for this club.” Hamburg’s sporting

director Frank Arnesen knows Mancienne from his own time at

Stamford Bridge and is happy to have added the player to the club’s

squad. Arnesen said: “I have followed his development for years and

I’ve been aware of his great potential.”