Reto Ziegler Set To Sign With Lazio

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IApril 14, 2011

Reto Ziegler
Reto ZieglerGabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Reto Ziegler (Sampdoria wing back) is set to sign a contract with Lazio. The deal edges out Schalke 04 and Werde Bremen, who were interested in Ziegler.

The deal (according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport) will take affect during the next Serie A season. The contract between Ziegler and Sampdoria was set to expire at the end of the current season.

Ziegler was the center of transfer rumors between Sampdoria and Lazio during the January (2011) transfer window. During that time, Ziegler opted to remain with Sampdoria.

Reto Ziegler (from Switzerland) started his professional career with Grasshopper Club Zurich. He eventually moved to different clubs like the Tottenham Hotspur, Hamburg and Wigan Athletic.

Ziegler signed with Sampdoria in 2007. His record with the team (during the current Serie A season) is 29 games, one goal, one assist and 25 shots.

Reto Ziegler has also participated with the Swiss National Football Team in events such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Ziegler came close to signing with the Russian club FC Zenit at one time, but it never materialized. It remains to be seen what will transpire.