Bundesliga outfit Hannover have completed the transfer of Tunisian international Karim Haggui from Bayer Leverkusen. The centre-back had an expiring contract at the Werkself and leaves the BayArena on a free transfer.
Haggui joined Leverkusen from French outfit Strasbourg in 2006 and impressed in his first two seasons with the Germans. However, the 25-year-old lost his spot in the starting XI this term after an injury. The defender has made 60 league appearances at the Werkself and found the net on three occasions.
Earlier reports suggested that Haggui was on his way to the Turkish league, with Galatasaray reportedly keeping tabs on him. However, the Turkish giants eventually opted not to offer the Tunisian defender a contract.
The former ES Sahel player has signed a two-year deal at his new club and expressed his delight with the move.
“Hannover have a lot of potential and I’m looking forward to being part of their development in the upcoming years. They have proven in the past couple of seasons that they’re a good team,” Haggui told the club’s official website.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com