Defender makes move to Stamford Bridge – Chelsea announcement made
CHELSEA Women have signed 21-year-old Spanish defender Alejandra Bernabe from Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal.
After signing a three-year contract with us, Bernabe will return to her native Spain to continue her development with Real Sociedad next season, where she spent the previous campaign on loan from parent club Atletico.
Looking ahead to her time at the club, Bernabe said: ‘I am so happy to be here and I’m grateful for the opportunity that Chelsea have given to me. I’m so excited because it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.’
Manager Emma Hayes said: “Alejandra has a fantastic left foot and it’s very difficult to find players of her ability who can progress the ball up the pitch on the dribble.
“We know she can become a top left-sided player in the future and we’re excited to watch her develop and grow.”
General manager Paul Green added: ‘We believe Alejandra has the potential to be one of the best attacking full-backs in the world. Her attacking play will be a real asset for the team in the future.
‘We look forward to seeing her gain more experience with Real Sociedad next season before welcoming her back into the Chelsea family.’
It is a massive move for her to make – and one that she hopes will turn out to be the right decision.
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