Brighton & Hove Albion defender Markus Suttner has joined Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old full-back makes the switch to the Bundesliga club having made 18 appearances in all competitions for the Seagulls, since joining from fellow German side Ingolstadt last summer.
Chris Hughton said, “Markus has been a great pro since he joined us two summers ago, but he hasn’t been able to play the number of games he would have liked, due to the strong competition we have in the left-back position.
“This move will allow him to play regular football in the top division of the Bundesliga. I would like to wish him all the very best for the remainder of the season.”
The Austrian played 17 times during his debut season in England and featured in the Carabao Cup second round tie against Southampton at the Amex Stadium back in August.