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Basel hand Sio a Switzerland return

Published: Saturday 17 August 2013, 17.12CET
Ivory Coast international and former FC Sion forward Giovanni Sio has returned to Switzerland after joining FC Basel 1893 from VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year deal.
Basel hand Sio a Switzerland return
New Basel signing Giovanni Sio helped Sion win the Swiss Cup in 2011 ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 17 August 2013, 17.12CET

Basel hand Sio a Switzerland return

Ivory Coast international and former FC Sion forward Giovanni Sio has returned to Switzerland after joining FC Basel 1893 from VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year deal.

UEFA Champions League play-off contenders FC Basel 1893 have confirmed the capture of forward Giovanni Sio from Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg.

Though the details surrounding the fee have not been revealed, the Ivory Coast international, 24, has inked a four-year contract with the Swiss champions. After a brief spell in Spain with Real Sociedad de Fútbol, FC Nantes youth graduate Sio made his name in Switzerland with FC Sion, where he scored 17 times in 48 league appearances and won the Swiss Cup in 2011.

In January 2012 he completed a move to Wolfsburg, but with first-team football hard to come by he spent last season on loan at FC Augsburg and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. Basel host surprise package PFC Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

Last updated: 05/09/13 8.09CET

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