From second to last in the Bundesliga after three matches, FC Augsburg cemented themselves at home in the transition period with Andy Zekri. And, as the club announced, Monday, the striker will be loaned from English club Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the season. The 22-year-old, who also played for Juventus Turin in his youth, moved from Lausanne Sport to England in October 2020 for a transfer fee of four million euros. At Brighton, he has since made 13 official matches and one goal.
“We are very happy that Andi decided to switch to the FCA despite many interested parties and offers. With him we have a mentality player that we have been in contact with since his time at Lausanne. He has everything a good attacking player needs. With his speed and ultimate features, he will enrich our game.” , says Stefan Reuter, managing director of the FCA. Before Zaqiri joins his new squad, he will be with the Swiss national team during the international break.
“I am looking forward to FC Augsburg and the Bundesliga. Thanks to the intense efforts and very good discussions with the officials, I am sure that FCA is exactly the right club for my development. I want to bring my strength to the team in order to work together to play a successful season with my new teammates.”
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