Chelsea Women confirm signing of Pernille Harder

Chesea's new signing, Pernile Harder
Pernille Harder was a UWCL runner-up at the weekend. (PA Images)

Chelsea FC Women will begin the new WSL campaign with added firepower after the signing of Pernille Harder from Wolfsburg.

The 27-year-old Danish international joins on a three-year deal after three-and-a-half years with Wolfsburg, where she found the net 103 times in 113 matches,

Harder told chelseafc.com: ‘I’m extremely happy and extremely excited to get started, to finally be here and be a Chelsea player. I couldn’t be more happy.

‘I’m excited to just play for such a big club, to play with so many amazing players and to also be playing in the league [Women’s Super League]. The English league, it’s so exciting at the moment and I’m really looking forward to it.’

Manager Emma Hayes added: ‘Pernille is one of the best players in the world. Her record at Wolfsburg and Linkopings, as well as internationally with Denmark, shows how valuable she has been to her teams.

‘She is a fantastic team player who wants to take her game to the next level. She chose Chelsea as the club that can push her to that level. She can play for any team in the world, but she chose us.

‘She chose the players, the staff, the environment, the playing style. You can’t get a bigger compliment than that from one of the best players in the world.’

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