Simone Laudehr to join Bayern Munich

The Frauen-Bundesliga champions have dealt another huge blow to 1. FFC Frankfurt, snapping up one of their key players on a three-year deal.

Simone Laudehr to join Bayern Munich
Laudehr will leave Frankfurt after four years with the club. (Photo: 1. FFC Frankfurt)

A week of big blows for 1. FFC Frankfurt continues, with today's news that of another departure for the club: Simone Laudehr to leave for Bayern Munich.

Last season's UEFA Women's Champions League winners were knocked out of Europe at the weekend, before losing star player Dzsenifer Marozsan to Olympique Lyonnais earlier this week.

They have renewed some high profile contracts to try and cushion the blows, with goalkeeper Desirée Schumann the latest to put pen ot paper on a new deal just yesterday. However, the news that Laudehr will also leave is a huge setback for a club who will need to do some serious rebuilding this summer.

Champions' delight

On the other hand, the signing is a big one for Bayern as they strengthen a team that has already won the league this season.

The Frauen-Bundesliga champions for two years running now, one wouldn't put making that three in a row next year past them if they continue to recruit like this.

Speaking to the club's official website, head of the women's football department, Karin Danner, said that Bayern are "very happy" to have signed Laudehr as she is "an experienced player who will help [them] to achieve [their] goals."

"Simone knows how to win titles," Danner added, following her European success with Frankfurt. "This signing is another important building block for a successful future."

Laudehr herself, who signs on a three-year deal, says she is "looking forward to the new challenge at Bayern Munich," a team that has "proved" their "potential" with their successive titles wins.

"Of course, for me it was also a matter of the heart as a native Bavarian, return to my home and to play for the club with which I then made the leap into the Bundesliga," she continued. "Now I want to help the team with my experience to continue the great success internationally in the Champions League."

Head coach Thomas Wörle also spoke about the transfer, calling his new signing a "complete, very experienced and strong-minded player" who will "definitely strengthen [the] team with her footballing qualities and her winning mentality."
The 29-year-old (right) also has international experience to boast. (Photo: