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Riether returns to Germany

Sascha Riether has left Fulham to return to German football with Freiburg.

The right-back has signed a permanent deal with the German club and moves back home for an undisclosed fee in the wake of Fulham's relegation.

Riether's departure comes 24 hours after Fulham signed right-back Tim Hoogland from Schalke and brings to an end his two-year spell at Craven Cottage.

The 31-year-old, who signed initially on loan before completing a permanent move from Cologne last summer, made 72 appearances and scored once.