Hamburg signs Czech midfielder Juracek

Hamburg signs Czech midfielder Juracek

Published Aug. 29, 2012 5:11 a.m. ET

Hamburger SV has signed Czech Republic midfielder Petr Jiracek from Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg.

Jiracek signed a four-year contract. Details of the deal were not given.

Croatian midfielder Milan Badelj from Dinamo Zagreb was expected in Hamburg on Wednesday to sign a contract.

Hamburg has made a losing start to the season, being eliminated from the German Cup and getting beaten at home to Nuremberg in its Bundesliga opener.