Red Flames goalkeeper Nicky Evrard transfer almost complete: Golden Boot moves to top English club Chelsea | belgian soccer
belgian soccerThe transfer of Red Flames goalkeeper and Golden Shoe Nicky Evrard (27) to Chelsea is almost complete. Final contract details are being arranged and signatures will soon be on the documents. From next season, Evrard will come from Les Bleus. She was in London more than two weeks ago for her medical tests and her broker is adamant: “Nicky will be the highest paid target woman in the world”.
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Chelsea already wanted her during the winter transfer window, but OHL kept Evrard in his contract. His management remained in contact with the London club, who in fact immediately started looking for another goalkeeper. Nicky Evrard, however, remained the biggest dot on the radar. In the end, they brought her to the Women’s Super League with a six-month delay.
The national goalkeepers of Sweden, Zelcira Musovic (26), and of Germany, Ann-Katrin Berger (32) will soon have 2.5 and 4 seasons as goalkeepers at Chelsea. Berger’s future at the club is unclear. She has thyroid cancer. Musovic has only signed up until 2025. “Will I be the best paid? I don’t know,” says Evrard.
“I will start in July. It will be calm then, because from July 20 to August 20 there will be the World Cup. It is not yet known when the competition will start. Of Chelsea’s 23 pros, if fit, 15 will be in Australia and New Zealand. Chelsea will play the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Lyon with Janice Cayman and in the battle for the title it will always be between the Blues, Manchester and Arsenal.
I’m so looking forward to working with the coach who has worked with so many top players
“No, Emma Hayes (Chelsea coach, ed.) I have not seen it yet. Finally, the goalkeeper coach, ”says Evrard. Stuart Searle has been Chelsea goalkeeping coach for over a decade. “Shari (Evrard’s girlfriend and co-player Shari Van Belle, ed.) was there too. Everything was overwhelming and an honor.
They were at Kingsmeadow, where the London club’s women and under-21s play. Then they were shown around Stamford Bridge. “I’m so looking forward to working with the coach who has worked with so many top players. Ex-goalkeeper himself. It will definitely make me better.
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