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Sascha Riether says he would be delighted to turn his loan spell at Fulham into a permanent move at the end of the season.

The German full-back has been hugely impressive since joining from FC Köln in the summer and has played in all 29 of Fulham’s fixtures during the campaign. Reports from Germany this week have claimed that his parent club would like to cash in on Riether come the close season to fund some summer acquisitions of their own and the 29 year-old has admitted he would be keen to stay in London.

I can’t say where I will play next season. But I like to play in the Premier League, and here it’s a great club and we have great fans. I’m proud to be here. It will be the decision of the club and Cologne. They will speak together and in the end they will speak to me.

FC Köln confirmed that last week that Fulham have an option to sign Riether for  €1.5m written into the loan deal that took the former Wolfsburg full-back to Craven Cottage.