Women's Super League champion Chelsea signed Denmark international Pernille Harder from VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday for a fee reported by British media to be around 300,000 pounds ($401,460), a record for the women's game.
The 27-year-old, who netted 103 goals in 113 games for beaten Champions League finalist Wolfsburg in a trophy-laden three-year spell in Germany, joins a Chelsea side bristling with attacking talents such as Australia's Sam Kerr and the English duo of Bethany England and Fran Kirby.
“I'm excited to play for such a big club with so many amazing players and to also be playing in the league. The English league, it's so exciting at the moment and I'm really looking forward to it,” Harder told chelseafc.com .
Club manager Emma Hayes said: “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.”
Chelsea kicks off its title defence away to Manchester United on Sunday.
Harder's last game for Wolfsburg was a 3-1 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League final on Sunday.
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