Heinze and Robben tie up Real deal

Friday, 24th of August, 2007 05:46:25 PM
The pair flew into Madrid on Thursday morning to put the finishing touches to their switches, after it was confirmed Real had struck deals for the left-sided duo on Wednesday. Argentina defender Heinze, 29, who arrived in Madrid two hours before Robben, has signed a four-year deal with Real, while 23-year-old Holland winger Robben will be tied to the Spanish giants for the next five seasons. Robben said: "Now I am here I think everybody is happy - the club is happy, I'm very happy. I had three very nice years at Chelsea, it was a great experience for me personally. "I won every prize I could have have won in England, so I'm very satisfied with that. Unfortunately I had too many injuries there so I could not give the impact that I wanted to. "In my first year, I think I had a very good year, but then I had some bad luck and for me I see this as a new start, a new challenge, without any injuries and I hope I can stay out of that terrible (treatment) room for a very long time."

Meanwhile Heinze does not know if he will be utilised at left-back or in the centre of defence by manager Bernd Schuster. "He (Schuster) will know where I can be most useful," said Heinze. "At Manchester United I always played at left-back and for Argentina in the middle, apart from the Copa America. "But I am here and I am happy, I could not be more content."

The two players undertook their medicals with the Spanish champions and, after putting pen to paper on their new contracts, were unveiled in front of fans and media at the Bernabeu.
(Source: premierleague.com)