Bayern Munich have officially announced the signings of Chelsea pair Magda Eriksson and Pernille Harder.
The two Blues stars had recently confirmed that they would be leaving London when their contracts expired at the end of the season and their next destination has now been revealed.
Eriksson and Harder have both signed three-year contracts with Bayern and the Frauen-Bundesliga club’s head coach Alexander Straus has expressed his delight at sealing the double transfer:
“Pernille and Magdalena are two top players with a lot of experience. They’ve won several trophies, participated in many big tournaments at club level and also on the international stage. They’re a perfect addition to our team and bring even more quality to our talented squad. They’ll take us to the next level. We’re very excited about this.”
Eriksson has captained Chelsea during an incredibly successful period for the club, winning 11 major trophies in total, including five Women’s Super League titles.
Harder, meanwhile, has been with the Blues since 2020 when she arrived from Wolfsburg for £250,000. The forward has won three WSLs of her own, although she did spend the best part of her final year at the club sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Big changes are afoot at Chelsea
Despite another outstanding season, which has seen Emma Hayes’ side lift the WSL and the Women’s FA Cup, the departures of both Eriksson and Harder will necessitate a changing of the guard in key areas.
It does seem as if the club are already working on revamping the squad, with PSG’s Ashley Lawrence expected to sign, but there are likely to be plenty more additions throughout the summer.