Cardiff City missed out on Hamburg signing Berkay Özcan, it has been revealed.
The midfielder left Stuttgart for Hamburg this month - but not before attracting an approach from Cardiff.
Hamburger Abendblatt says Cardiff made a bumper offer to the 20 year-old midfielder, but he chose HSV instead.
The move sees Ozcan reunited with HSV coach Hannes Wolf, who he worked with at VfB.
"The coach has played a very important role in my change," said Ozcan.