Pauline Bremer signs for VfL Wolfsburg

Pauline Bremer, Manchester City’s top scorer this season is set to depart to club and join German champions VfL Wolfsburg.

Pauline Bremer will close her chapter at City at the end of this current season. The striker has spent three seasons at the Manchester club – a large portion of which has been blotted by injury.

She has only managed 42 appearances, yet she has scored 24 goals in that time.

A move to VfL Wolfsburg is undoubtedly a great opportunity for Bremer, it would also be hard to resist a move back to her home country.

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In her farewell interview, she spoke fondly of her time in Manchester and her wish to see City lift the Women’s Super League trophy before her return to Germany.

“It has been an amazing experience and I leave with so many fantastic memories – City will always be in my heart,” reflects Bremer.

“My only focus between now and May though will be ensuring that we finish the season as strongly as possible and I will be giving everything I have to make sure that the team succeeds.”

High hopes for City

She also spoke of her desire for a new challenge in the German Bundesliga, a league she has not played in since 2015 after having broken through the ranks at Turbine Potsdam in 2012.

“I believe however that the time is now right for the next chapter in my football journey and I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the German Bundesliga.”

The move comes at an unusual time. It seemed Bremer had just found her feet, both in the first team and in terms of goalscoring. However, the arrival of Ellen White in the summer and the emergence of Lauren Hemp may have made her mind up for her.

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How badly Pauline Bremer will be missed by City is hard to say. With Hemp, White and Georgia Stanway all already occupying the same position, City are well-stacked in terms of a replacement.

Yet there is clearly something special about Bremer. Her form this season has been nothing short of spectacular and at only 23, she is only going to get better.

Both Manchester City and Pauline Bremer are on a upward trajectory and it will certainly be interesting to see who will reach further in the coming decade.

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