Following the completion of the Frauen Bundesliga over the weekend, Bayern Munich have announced a list of eight players who will be departing the club this summer. We’ve talked about four of these departures here at Bavarian Football Works; however, there are four more that, while they weren’t announced, aren’t completely unexpected.
Melanie Leupolz announced a couple months back that she would be leaving Munich this summer on a free transfer, and her destination was Chelsea. The 26 years old midfielder joined Bayern from Freiburg back in 2014 and worked her way into the squad until she was awarded the captain’s armband. Her departure is the second straight summer that a German international has departed the midfield following Sara Däbritz leaving for Paris Saint-Germain last year.
Nicol Rolser recently announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 28. The winger has been beset by injuries in recent seasons and decided that she was prepared to move on to the next stage of her life. She’s been preparing for this move for several years, having been working in the front office of SpVgg Unterhaching.
It was recently announced that Dominika Skorvankova would be joining Montpelier in France’s Division 1 Féminine. Earlier this year, it was announced that Mandy Islacker would be leaving Bayern to join FC Köln.
Bayern also announced the departure of four players who don’t have destinations to announce at this moment.
The first ever Australian to play for Bayern Frauen, Emily Gielnik, will also be leaving this summer. The tall Aussie only made six appearances for Bayern, but she did make her mark with a nice goal in Bayern’s Champions League tie against BII Kazygurt.
Kathrin Hendrich has used her time at Bayern to build upon the work she started at at FFC Frankfurt and turn herself into a German national team regular. The versatile defender made 57 total appearances in her two years with Bayern.
The veteran defender Verena Schweers will also be leaving Bayern this summer. Her playing time greatly decreased this season, and the 31 year old is likely eyeing one last good contract in her career. When she was on the field for Bayern, she was a rock at the back.
Jacintha Weimar has been an ever-reliable backup goalkeeper for Bayern in her four years in Munich. She’s unfortunately been stuck behind some very talented goalkeepers, but one would expect that the 22 year old will find a starting job for herself now.
Bavarian Football Works wishes all eight of them well on their futures!