Lazio announce double capture

Published: Monday 21 July 2008, 23.59CET
S.S. Lazio have announced the double signing of right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner from LOSC Lille Métropole and Matuzalem from Real Zaragoza.
Lazio announce double capture
Stephan Lichtsteiner impressed for Switzerland this summer ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 21 July 2008, 23.59CET

Lazio announce double capture

S.S. Lazio have announced the double signing of right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner from LOSC Lille Métropole and Matuzalem from Real Zaragoza.

S.S. Lazio have announced the double signing of right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner from LOSC Lille Métropole and Matuzalem from Real Zaragoza. A statement on the Italian club's website confirmed: "The two new signings have joined the pre-season camp in Auronzo di Cadore today."

Swiss lynchpin
The 24-year-old defender Lichtsteiner has joined for an undisclosed fee after appearing in all three of Switzerland's matches at UEFA EURO 2008™ and has reportedly signed a four-year deal. The former Grasshopper-Club player appeared 89 times in Ligue 1 during his three seasons in France, scoring five goals.

Injury problems
Brazilian midfielder Matuzalem, 28, makes a season-long loan switch and returns to Italy where he played for SSC Napoli, Parma FC, Piacenza FC and Brescia Calcio before joining FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 2004. He moved to Zaragoza last summer but a knee ligament injury limited him to 14 league games as his side suffered relegation.

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Last updated: 21/07/08 22.39CET

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