Women’s Bundesliga clubs had a lot of activity again this summer break. Here we present the four big moves in more detail.
Bavaria brings the European champion
Bayern Munich tops the list of the biggest transfers in the Women’s Bundesliga this summer. With European champions Georgia Stanway, FCB surely got one of the biggest coups this summer. The 23-year-old arrived on a free transfer from Manchester City, where he has been under contract since 2015 and has made over 100 appearances for the club.
In his home country’s European Championships, he also managed to convince in the attacking midfield with his steadfastness and accuracy in distributing the ball. However, in the Women’s Super League, she was also sometimes known for her aggressive style of play and received occasional yellow cards.
The DFB youngster strengthens the wolves
Young winger Jule Brand is regarded as a “rising star” in German football and will wear the shirt of reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg from the summer. The 19-year-old player previously played for TSG Hoffenheim. As the youngest member of the German team, he qualified for the European Championship this summer and was substituted in every game.
With his long legs, he outruns almost all opponents on the flank and is a very strong finisher. National team coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg admires his fearlessness on the field. Brand also doesn’t seem impressed that he’s always one of the youngest in the field. The further development of the 19-year-olds in VfL is an exciting topic this season.
Germany’s No. 1 now also in green
With goalie Merle Frohms, the Wolves have made another major coup this summer. Not only in the European Championship in England, but also in the daily work of the Bundesliga, the “only” 1.75 m tall goalkeeper convinces with his excellent saves and his footwork.
The 27-year-old has very good jumping ability to offset his height and is a modern goalkeeper to play with. It will certainly not be easy for Eintracht Frankfurt to compensate for their loss. On the other hand, VfL is happy to find a worthy successor to Almuth Schult, who moved to Angel City in the North American NWSL this summer.
Cerci surprises by moving to Cologne
1. FC Köln surprised by signing Selina Cerci. Last season, the German youngster had scored 13 goals in 15 games before his cruciate ligament injury and is regarded as a very promising talent in Germany’s attacking ranks. In February of this year, the 22-year-old also made his debut in the national team.
Potsdam finished fourth last season and thus right behind the Champions League. That’s why Cerci’s transfer to a supposedly weaker team in the Lower Rhine caused a momentary stir. Effzeh has always moved between the first and second division in recent years. Now the class should be considered more even and goalscorer Cerci should play a decisive role. First, however, he must recover from a torn cruciate ligament in March.
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