Newly crowned Women’s Super League champions Chelsea have signed Netherlands defender Aniek Nouwen on a three-year deal from PSV.
The 22-year-old, who has 14 senior international caps, will move to England in the summer after the conclusion of the Eredivisie season.
She told Chelsea’s official website: “There were other clubs who were interested, but I made my decision to join Chelsea pretty fast!
“To play in the English league has always been a dream for me as it is the best competition and it provides the best opportunity for me to develop even more. I’m very honoured and proud to become a Blue and I can’t wait to be a part of this winning team. I want to win prizes and play in the big games.”
Chelsea FC Women manager Emma Hayes commented: “Aniek really is an exciting addition to our squad. Not only does she bring a wealth of league and international experience for her age, she is also very composed on the ball and her physicality will certainly suit the English league.
“I have no doubt Aniek is one of the best young defenders in the world and has a very bright future ahead of her with us. We cannot wait to welcome her to Cobham this summer.”