Riether keen to stay at Fulham

On-loan full-back Sascha Riether has revealed that talks to keep him at Fulham could begin this month.

Last Updated: 05/03/13 at 17:04 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Leigh Griffiths Hibernian loan move played down

Post comment

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs has played down the chances of Leigh Griffiths making an emergency loan move from Celtic.

Transfer news: Florian Thauvin happy at Marseille after Inter Milan interest

Post comment

Marseille's Florian Thuavin has revealed that Inter Milan were interested in him but says he never considered a move.

All Articles

Sascha Riether: Wants to stay at Fulham

Sascha Riether: Wants to stay at Fulham

Riether has impressed since moving to Craven Cottage on a year-long loan from German side Cologne at the start of the season, with boss Martin Jol previously indicating his desire to keep him.

Jol is keen to trigger a clause in his contract to secure a permanent move and Riether, who scored in the weekend's 2-2 draw at Sunderland, admits he is enjoying life in west London.

"I'd like to remain here," he told the club's official website.

"Fulham have an option to buy me and so I think in the next few weeks there will be talks about my future.

"At the moment I can't really say what will happen.

"But I like it here and I'm thankful that Fulham gave me the chance to play in the Premier League."

Riether had never played outside of his home country until making the move to Fulham.

But the 29-year-old, who made his two Germany appearances in 2010, admitted he had felt at home straight away.

"In my mind, I've never thought of myself as being here 'on loan'," he said.

"I give my best as if I'm here for a long time. I've never felt I was coming here for a short time, for a holiday.

"I always give everything in each game I play and see myself as a Fulham player, not a Cologne player.

"For me, it's been a great time here so far. It was my first experience of another country and it was a big step for me to come to England.

"I have always played in Germany but this was an exciting challenge for me.

And I have to say Fulham is like a family and I enjoy playing here. The fans are great, I like the stadium and it's been all good so far. I feel I have adapted well but that is down to everyone at the club too."

Riether is one of a number of Fulham players who could leave at the end of the season should a deal not be sorted out.

Jol admitted last month that 11 players' contract were close to expiring, although since then Damien Duff and Philippe Senderos have signed one-year extensions.

"We have 11 people who are at the end of their contract (at the end of the season)," Jol said. "So we have a few problems."

Veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer said last month that he had begun discussions over a new deal while Brede Hangeland is yet to commit himself beyond the end of the season.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property