Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax says it has signed former Under-17 World Cup winner Haris Seferovic on a season-long loan from Fiorentina.

Seferovic's five goals for Switzerland made him joint top scorer at the 2009 tournament played in Nigeria. He left Grasshoppers Zurich for Italy several weeks later.

The 19-year-old Seferovic has since made one Serie A appearance.

Neuchatel is last in the 10-team Swiss league after losing its first three matches without scoring.