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Confirmed: SA-born Joel Untersee returns to boyhood club FC Zurich on loan from Serie A outfit Empoli

Posted: 30 January 2019 Time: 09:30

South African-born fullback Joel Untersee has completed a loan switch away from Serie A outfit Empoli in a bid to gain regular first-team football.

Untersee joined Empoli in the off-season from champions Juventus after successfully helping the side gain promotion to the Italian top-flight during his six-month loan spell.

However, the 25-year-old, who joined the club for R7.8m, has been restricted to just three appearances in the league this season.

Swiss giants FC Zurich have subsequently snapped him up on a temporary switch for the rest of the season, rejoining the club he left eight years ago as an U-18 academy product for Juve.

Untersee becomes the second player of South African heritage at the 12-time Super League champions after winger Marvin Graf.

Zurich take on Grasshoppers in their next league fixture on February 9 before a knockout Europa League tie against Napoli five days later.

Article by: Lorenz Kohler
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