Riether secures permanent Fulham deal
Sascha Riether has agreed to join Fulham on a permanent deal following his loan spell from Cologne, the German club have confirmed.
The 30-year-old, who has been twice capped by Germany at international level, moved to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan deal in July following Cologne’s relegation from the Bundesliga last season.
Riether has impressed during his first season in the Premier League, nailing down the right-back spot in Martin Jol’s side, who can still seal a place in the top half if they win at Swansea.
Speaking about his transfer Riether said: “The club and the city have grown on me during my time in the Cologne.
“I am pleased after a first season in England and am focused on my other tasks in Fulham. I wish FC Cologne only the best and the imminent promotion to the Bundesliga.”
Riether has made 38 appearances in all competitions for Fulham this season, netting one goal.
Thu 16 May, 2013