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Van der Vaart: Heitinga perfect for Hertha Berlin

4 June 2014 14:21

John Heitinga would be a perfect fit for Hertha Berlin, according to Netherlands team-mate Rafael van der Vaart.

Van der Vaart – who will miss the upcoming FIFA World Cup with a calf injury – helped Hamburg narrowly avoid relegation from the Bundesliga last term.

Hamburg, who have never been relegated, beat Greuther Furth on away goals in a play-off to maintain their top-flight status.

And former Real Madrid and Tottenham midfielder Van der Vaart thinks defender Heitinga would also be a good fit in the Bundesliga.

Van der Vaart told Berlin newspaper BZ: "Should Johnny join Hertha Berlin, they would be signing a top-quality defender.

"He has picked up a lot of valuable experience in the top leagues of European football.

"In addition, he is a true leader. (He) deals exceptionally well with young players in a squad."

Heitinga, who did not make Netherlands' final World Cup squad, was released by Fulham after their Premier League relegation.

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# Team MP D P
1 1 +6 3
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +2 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
6 1 +1 3
7 1 +1 3
8 1 +0 1
9 1 +0 1
10 1 +0 1
11 1 +0 1
12 1 -1 0
13 1 -1 0
14 1 -1 0
15 1 -1 0
16 1 -2 0
17 1 -2 0
18 1 -6 0

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