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Endler, Bruun, and Van de Donk join Olympique Lyonnais | Deal agreed with Morroni

Published on 21 June 2021 at 4:00 PM
Endler, Bruun, Van de Donk rejoignent l'Olympique Lyonnais | Accord de principe avec Morroni
Olympique Lyonnais is pleased to announce the arrivals of goalkeeper Christiane Endler (on a contract running through June 30, 2024), striker Signe Bruun and midfielder Daniëlle Van de Donk (both through June 30, 2023).

After starting her career in Chile, Christiane Endler played in the United States (South Florida Bulls) England (Chelsea) and Spain (Valencia) before joining France (PSG) in 2017. The 29-year-old Chilean international, who was recently named D1 Arkema 2021 champion with Paris Saint Germain, distinguished herself this season by conceding only four goals in 22 league games, which earned her the title of the season's best goalkeeper in D1 Arkema and a place in the team of the 2020/2021 season. Captain of her national team, Christiane Endler has been named Chilean Player of the Year six times (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2018) will compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.

Born in Randers, Denmark, Signe Bruun played at Fortuna Hjørring (2014/2018) where she twice won the Danish championship, in 2016 and 2018 as well as the Danish Cup in 2016. The striker then moved to France, joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 and winning D1 Arkema with the club this season. The Danish international made 23 appearances and scored eight goals in all competitions this season.

Dutch international Daniëlle Van de Donk, who has previously played for Willem II, VVV Venlo, PSV Eindhoven and Göteborg, joins Olympique Lyonnais after six seasons, 98 appearances and 30 goals with Arsenal. With the English club, the midfielder won the FA Cup in 2016, the League Cup in 2018, and the Premier League in 2019. A Dutch international, Daniëlle Van de Donk has 112 caps and 27 goals with her country. European champion in 2017 and runner-up in the 2019 World Cup, she played in the semifinals and the final at Groupama Stadium. Van de Donk, 29, will also participate in the Olympic Games this summer.

In addition, Olympique Lyonnais announces that they have reached an agreement in principle, subject a few final administrative formalities, with left back Perle Morroni. Once completed, the deal will see the French international join OL for three seasons, through June 30, 2024. Aged 23, she won the U19 European Championship in 2016 with France and was crowned French champion last month with PSG.

With these four new players in the squad of Sonia Bompastor, Olympique Lyonnais wishes to reaffirm its great ambitions on the French and international scene and is doing everything possible to continue to make history with its women's team.