VfL Wolfsburg announce Sara Gunnarsdóttir pre-contract agreement

It is a massive blow for Rosengard, but a huge gain for Wolfsburg.

VfL Wolfsburg announce Sara Gunnarsdóttir pre-contract agreement
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VfL Wolfsburg have captured one of the most talented midfielders around, as they confirmed Sara Gunnarsdóttir would be joining the Lower Saxony side.

Gunnarsdóttir - who currently plays for Swedish giants, FC Rosengard - has her contract expiring at the end of June and will link up with the Wolves afterwards.

The 25-year-old has penned a two-year deal with Wolfsburg, and adds to an already star-studded midfield.

A superb move

Lena Goessling, Elise Bussaglia and Vanessa Bernauer are the usual trio in the Wolfsburg engine room, and to add Gunnarsdóttir makes for a frightening quartet.

The Icelandic star has made nearly 90 appearances for the national team, notching up a steady 17 goals in the process.

Her return at Rosengard is even better, scoring 22 times in a little over 50 outings.

She has won the Damallsvenskan in all but one of her seasons at the club, whom she joined in 2011, as well as two Swedish Supercups.

Can Rosengard cope with losing another one of their star players to Wolfsburg? | Image source: damfotboll
Can Rosengard cope with losing another one of their star players to Wolfsburg? | Image source: damfotboll

Kellermann and Gunnarsdóttir talk about the signing

Ralf Kellermann and Gunnarsdóttir gave their thoughts on the move to the club website, and both were understandably happy with the deal.

"Despite her age, Sara is a very experienced player and is proven in the UWCL and European championships. She is an asset for our team," the head coach said.

Gunnarsdóttir explained, "I am very excited to be be playing for one of the best teams in Europe in the future. Wolfsburg are a big team with big ambitions."

She added, "The aim is to win titles and I want to give my best and be a part of that to achieve this."

Gunnarsdóttir went on to describe the move as an "opportunity" to "always get better" and "the perfect step" in her career.