Paris Saint Germain have announced their first signing for the 2017/18 season, in which the club will compete in only the D1 Femenine and Coupe of France.
Jennifer "Jenni" Hermoso, a striker who was at Barcelona in last season and was the leading scorer in Liga Iberdrola with 35 goals scored, has signed a three-year-contract.
New international experience
Born in Madrid, the 27-year-old began her career with Atletico Madrid in 2006 and remained at the club until 2010 when she moved to local rival Rayo Vallecano, where she helped the club to win the Spanish League in the 2010/11 season. In 2013, she had her first experience out of the country when bought by the swedish team Tyresö. After a single season and with the poor fortunes of the team of the team, Jenni returned to Spain to play for Barcelona.
For the Catalan team, she has had the best moments in the career, with two consecutive leagues (2013/14 and 2014/15), and the Copa de la Reina last season, leading to a flurry of appearances for the Spanish national team.
The next step
Speaking to PSG's website, the Spanish player said: "Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is the next step up in my career. I needed a new challenge to keep moving forward and this is a huge challenge for me: make a place for myself in one of the best sides in the world."
PSG coach Patrice Lair talked positively about the new siging, saying "Jennifer impressed me when we played her in the Champions League last April. She is a very technical and athletic left footer. She will compliment out current attackers and can also play in a playmaking role just behind. We need proven goal scorers and that's exactly what she is."