Sascha Riether has re-joined Bundesliga side Freiburg, after leaving relegated Premier League outfit, Fulham.
The 31 year old returns to the club where he started his career after being fed up of life in England following a two year spell away from Cologne. He made 66 appearances for the West London side and scored just once.Riether also spent part of his career at Wolfsburg featuring 116 times for the Wolves and in 2009 he won the Bundesliga title.
No details have been given regarding the deal which was completed today but Riether did take to Instagram to send this post to the fans, thanking them for their support.
"'I want to say thanks to all the Fulham Fans who gave me such a great support over the last 2 years.all the best to @fulhamfc.you will always be in my heart," he said.
Just a day before, the Championship side announced the signing of Tim Hoogland from Schalke on a free transfer. Hoogland has signed a one year contract with the Whites, re-uniting with his former manager, Felix Magath who managed him when he re-joined Schalke in 2010.
Third summer signing
The 29 year old right back made 19 appearances last year and also featured in the Champions League. He becomes their third signing of the summer along with Shaun Hutchinson from Motherwell and Adam Taggart from Newcastle Jets.
In 2013, Freiburg clinched a place in Europe after finishing 5th but they found it hard to maintain their high standing this year with a shoestring budget but luckily they managed to survive a tough season. This was similar for Frankfurt who finished just a place below them in 2013 but were also forced to fight a relegation battle.
Just under two weeks ago, Freiburg announced the signing of midfielder, Mike Frantz from relegated Bundesliga side, FC Nürnberg. The 29 year old German league veteran is looking forward to playing for his new side as he is always found it tough when playing against them. In response, Nürnberg quickly moved to bring in Frankfurt's young and talented, Özgür Özdemir.
Following the departure of Oliver Baumann, Freiburg recruited Werder Bremen goalkeeper, Sebastian Mielitz. The 24 year old made 62 appearances for Bremen in nine years and felt it was time for a change of scenery. He started 13 games for his old club last season but he was replaced by Raphael Wolf and found it difficult to force his way back into the side.
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