FC Bayern sign Emelyne Laurent from Olympique Lyonnais

Emelyne Laurent
Frances forward Emelyne Laurent (R) fights for the ball with Kazakhstans defender Anastassiya Vlassova during the Women's UEFA Euro 2022 Group G qualifier football match between France and Kazakhstan, at the Rabine stadium in Vannes, western France on December 1, 2020. (Photo by Damien meyer / AFP) (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images)

FC Bayern Frauen have strengthened their attacking side of the squad. Emelyne Laurent transfers from Olympique Lyonnais and signed a contract until June 2025. This has been communicated as such by the German club.

The French 23-year old winger has experience at D1 Arkema level with Lyon and a loanspell at Bordeaux, as well as first hand experience in the Spanish league while she was at Atletico de Madrid on loan from her parent club. She had been under contract with the French giants since 2017. She also has international experience with the French national team.

Emelyne Laurent can be characterised as a fast winger who can play on both flanks. She is strong in the 1v1s, has a good attacking awareness and has vision for that final pass. She can beat her direct opponent and finish it with her good technique.

Bianca Rech, Bayern women’s sporting director, sees the French as a clear reinforcement for her team: “Emelyne is a very fast winger who feels at home in both the offensive and defensive areas. At 23, she already has experience abroad and is looking forward to the new and, above all, long-term tasks.”

Emelyne Laurent is very happy with the move, as she explains on the club’s website: “I’m really looking forward to playing here in the summer. At FC Bayern, the players work and train very hard and well. This is where the potential is extracted from the players. That’s one reason why I chose Bayern. Everything is also very professional and familiar at the same time. Of course I want to score a lot of goals, but above all I want that Help the team win. I’ll do my best and always give 100 percent.”

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