SASCHA Riether has joined Fulham on a permanent transfer from Cologne.
The 30-year-old has been on loan at Craven Cottage this season and made the right-back spot his own with some excellent performances.
Cologne had announced the transfer earlier this week but until today there had been no official confirmation from the Whites.
However, Martin Jol was delighted to tell reporters the deal had gone through at his press briefing at Motspur Park this lunchtime.
Fulham had an option to make the loan a permanent move and Jol this week activated that clause.
Riether has made 38 appeareances for the Whites this term and has chipped in with one goal so far.
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