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Bayern Munich Frauen shaping squad for UEFA Women's Champions League

Having won the Bundesliga for the second straight season, Bayern Munich will look to do more damage in next season's UEFA Women's Champions League.

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Once again, Bayern Munich Frauen has proved to be a powerhouse of women's football in Germany after clinching another domestic title, having saw off the challenges imposed by rivals VfL Wolfsburg and FFC Frankfurt. However, the European journey was cut short this season, having been eliminated as early as in the Round of 32 by Dutch champions, FC Twente.

Arrivals

Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind which is needed to make that leap of quality is the acquisition of new players, and the club has not hesitated in securing a young talent like Anna Gerhardt from FC Koln and Simone Laudehr from FFC Frankfurt, just after the end of the season.

18-year-old Gerhardt has signed a two-year contract until the end of the 2017/2018 season. She has been regarded as a promising talent from a young age, in fact she went through all the ranks of the German National Team from the U15 up to the U19, where she is currently one of the best players in the team. Coach Thomas Worle described as a very talented winger which can be a real threat upfront for the opponents. On the other hand, Gerhardt has expressed her happiness of moving into a bigger club where she can measure her talent alongside the best of Germany and Europe.

On the other hand, 29-year-old Laudehr, does not have much to prove as she is a veteran of European football. With FFC Frankfurt, she collected one Bundesliga title, three domestic cups and also a couple of UEFA Women's Champions League trophies. In addition to this, she has played a key role with the national team where she won a World Cup title and also two European Championships. She has been brought in to add more quality, experience and winning mentality at the core of the team and we are already looking forward to see her connecting with Vero Boquete.

Renewals

Bayern Munich have not been only active in acquiring and selling players, but also in renewing contracts in the interest of keeping the squad competitive also for next campaign. Among these players, there is Sarah Romert who despite she is constantly plagued with injuries, she is a huge talent at Bayern Munich.

Joining her, there were also Lena Lotzen, Viktoria Schnaderbeck and Vanessa Burki, who have all been at the club from a long time now and are still playing a huge part at the Bavarian club.

However, the highlight is captain Melanie Behringer's contract renewal until 2019. Her quality and experience are irreplaceable and the club has immediately sat down with her at the negotiations table, to keep her at the club. Bayern Munich's manager, Karin Danner,  praised Behringer's winning mentality and has ensured that her quality will be a helping hand to the club in order to remain competitive and win titles.

Departures

A notable departure from the club is Eunice Beckmann, who will be pursuing her career in the NWSL with the Boston Breakers. She has left the club after only a couple of seasons in Bavaria, not without leaving good memories however, as she won two titles with the club while established herself as a valid player in women's football across Europe.

However, the arrivals of stars like Nicole Rosler, Vero Boquete and Sara Dabritz saw her playing time decreasing and unfortunately, she could not continue featuring for the club.

Nonetheless, we would like to wish her all the best in the NWSL and may she continue to win titles, as she did with us.

....And it seems that we already geared up for next season's edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League