FC Basel bags footballer from German league

FC Basel bags footballer from German league
Giovanni Sio. Photo: UEFA.com
Ivory Coast forward Giovanni Sio is joining Swiss champions FC Basel from Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg for an undisclosed fee, the German club says.

Basel have confirmed the move, announced by Wolfsburg on Saturday, and Sio is set to play in their Champions League play-off, first-leg tie against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday if the paperwork is completed in time.
   
The 24-year-old Sio, who signed for Wolfsburg in January 2012, made only 10 Bundesliga appearances, including the final ten minutes of Wolves' 2-0 defeat at Hanover 96 last weekend.
   
In his 18-month spell at the club he was twice sent out on loan at Germans Augsburg then France's Sochaux.
   
Sio made the last of his three appearances for Ivory Coast when he came off the bench in their 4-1 defeat to Mexico in New Jersey last Wednesday and already has Swiss league experience having spent three years at FC Sion.
   
"The move is a great chance for Giovanni and he can establish himself as a first-choice option at FC Basel," said Wolfsburg's team manager Klaus Allofs.
   
"We wish him all the very best for this new challenge."


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