Grasshopper Club Zurich are pleased to announce the signing of Swiss defender Liam Bollati. The 18-year-old right-back, who belongs to the squad of the Swiss U19 national team, comes on loan from SC Kriens for one year with an option to buy.
Bollati grew up in the youth academy of Team Ticino. From 2021, he played with AC Bellinzona in the Promotion League before moving to SC Kriens seven months later. During the last season in Kriens, he played 15 games in the Challenge League and made one appearance in the Swiss Cup. Now the promising young defender is moving to Grasshoppers, where he will get regular playing time with the U21 team and occasionally get the chance to train with the first team.
"We are very happy to be able to sign a young talent like Liam. He has a bright future ahead of him and despite his young age, he has already gained valuable experience in the Challenge League. It is now up to us to provide him with the ideal environment to continue his development process in the best possible way. We hope he can work his way up to a place in the first team over the course of the season," said the Technical Director of the Youth Academy Christian Maier.
Grasshopper Club Zurich welcomes Liam Bollati to Zurich and wishes him all the best for the new season.