Andi Zeqiri joins FC Augsburg on loan

Swiss forward to spend 2021/22 campaign in the Bundesliga.

By Paul Camillin • 30 August 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Andi Zeqiri scored his first goal for Albion last week in the 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Cardiff City.

Striker Andi Zeqiri will spend the season with FC Augsburg in Germany.

The 22-year-old Swiss international completed a loan move to the Bavarian Bundesliga side earlier today, which is subject to international clearance. 

Head coach Graham Potter commented, “Andi is another of our young players hungry to play, and for him he also wants to play as a number nine, which we all feel is really key for his development. 

“He’s an adaptable player and a really good professional, very hard working and is willing to do that for the team, but this will give him an opportunity to play in what is his best position and at the very top level of German football. 

“It’s a great move for Andi, and we will be keeping a close eye on Andi’s progress this season.”

Zeqiri, who was called up to Switzerland’s senior squad this week, joined Albion in October 2020 from Super League side Lausanne-Sport, putting pen-to-paper on a four-year deal.

That followed a prolific campaign in his homeland, scoring 22 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions, as Lausanne were promoted to the Swiss top-flight.

Having joined his hometown club in 2011, he made his first team debut a month before his 16th birthday. A loan move to Juventus' B Team followed, before returning to Lausanne and establishing himself as a regular in the first team.

With over 100 career appearances to his name, Zeqiri has represented Switzerland through the youth ranks from under-15 up to under-21 level.