Wolfsburg star Pernille Harder moves to Chelsea

Wolfsburg (AP) – Star striker Pernille Harder leaves German women’s football champion VfL Wolfsburg as expected and moves to Chelsea FC in England with immediate effect.

“The transfer will take place against payment of a transfer fee, of which both parties have agreed not to disclose the amount,” said VfL two days after the lost Champions League final against Olympique Lyon.

The 27-year-old Dane came to Wolfsburg from Swedish club Linköpings FC in January 2017, scoring 68 goals in 75 Bundesliga matches. Four times in a row she won the championship and the DFB Cup doubles with VfL, and in 2018 she was named “European Footballer of the Year”. “My thanks go to the people in charge of VfL Wolfsburg who have looked after me very well from my first day here and who now enable me to take the next step in my career,” said Harder. Her partner Magdalena Eriksson from Sweden also plays for Chelsea.

Wolfsburg Sports Director Ralf Kellermann stressed that “Pernille is a well-deserved player who has been with the club for a long time despite several offers. to move. “

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