Defensive midfielder Muhamed Demiri will remain in Switzerland as he moves from Thun to St. Gallen.
After spending the past 4 seasons with Thun, Muhamed Demiri has opted for a new challenge as he completed a transfer to fellow Swiss club St. Gallen today. Demiri signed a 2 year contract and will wear #32 for his new club. Muhamed joins St. Gallen on a free transfer as his contract with Thun expired at the conclusion of the 2012/13 season.
The 27-year-old Demiri is currently sidelined with a meniscus injury, but St. Gallen expects him to resume training in the near future. Heinz Peischl, the sporting director of St. Gallen, said the following about his new signing, “With Muhamed Demiri we sign a player who fits really well into our scheme. He is strong, a good tackler and also a solid team player. In addition, Muhamed is a versatile player who can play several positions. Demiri was requested by one of our players and we are sure that he will help us once he recovers from his injury.”
St. Gallen finished in 3rd place this past season, thus earning a place in the play-off round of the 2013-14 Europa League qualifications. Thun, meanwhile, finished in the 5th position last season.
Ever since he debuted for Macedonia late in 2010, Demiri has been a regular starter in the defensive midfield role. He was one of the players recruited to play for the national side by former manager Mirsad Jonuz. Muhamed made his debut in December of 2010 in a friendly against China. To date, he has collected 19 caps for Macedonia and figures to be a key member of the squad moving forward.