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Fulham swoop for Riether

July 6, 2012
By ESPN staff

Fulham have signed Cologne right-back Sascha Riether on a season-long loan deal.

 Sascha Riether Cologne
PA Photos Sascha Riether joined Cologne from Wolfsburg in 2011

Riether, 29, has made two appearances for Germany and could make his move to West London permanent at the end of the season.

"I feel very pleased to have signed,'' he said. "It feels like I've had a long break from football, and for me this is a new experience in a new country.

"Fulham is a good club, a big club with a big tradition, and it's great to be here. I played here one time with Wolfsburg and I remember Craven Cottage being a great stadium with great fans. I hope I can go on to have a great season here."

Riether, who can also operate in midfield, began his career at Freiburg and also played for Wolfsburg before moving to Cologne, although were relegated from the Bundesliga last season.