Fulham take up defender option

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Fulham have taken up a £1.1million option to sign on-loan right back Sasha Reither from FC Cologne at the end of the season.

Fulham: Fulham take up defender option

The option was part of the original loan deal done last summer but Fulham wanted to see how well the 30-year-old did in adapting to life in England and the tempo of the Premier League.

Reither has been one of Fulham's most consistent performers this season and has made 34 appearances in the league, alongside Brede Hangeland - the most of any outfield player in Martin Jol's squad.
The deal is likely to be ratified when the summer transfer window opens.