Transfer talk

Juventus seal deal for Ziegler

May 26, 2011

Juventus have completed the signing of Swiss defender Reto Ziegler on a free transfer.

Milos Krasic, Reto Ziegler
GettyImagesReto Ziegler looks to win possession from Milos Krasic during a Serie A encounter

Ziegler arrives following the expiry of his contract at Sampdoria and has put pen to paper on a deal until June 2015.

"I am delighted,'' Ziegler told Juve's official website. "I can't wait to wear this jersey. For me it is a great honour to arrive to Juventus.

"It's a step forward in my career and it will give me the opportunity to play with great champions. I hope I can show my quality and help Juventus win.''

Ziegler made over 100 appearances for Sampdoria following his arrival in 2007, but left with the club at a low ebb following their relegation to Serie B.

The former Tottenham left-back is Juve's second summer signing following the arrival of veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo from AC Milan.