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Bayern Munich sign Swedish international Sofia Jakobsson

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The veteran forward will add some quality depth to the Bavarians’ front line.

Deportivo Abanca v Real Madrid - Primera Division Femenina Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have signed Sofia Jakobsson on a free transfer from Real Madrid. The 31-year-old forward provides instant depth of an international quality. The club did not provide contract terms.

“First and foremost, I am very happy to be able to play for FC Bayern. For me, it’s very important to be in good surroundings, in which I can keep developing and win major trophies,” Jakobsson said. “I am looking forward to a new chapter with FC Bayern, in which we’ll be doing everything we can to stay at the top in the German league.”

Jakobsson has been capped more than 100 times for Sweden at the international level and scored 23 goals. She scored the game-winning goals at the 2019 FIFA World Cup against Germany in the Quarterfinals and England in the third place match.

“Sofia has played at the highest international level for a long time. We’re glad that she wants to take on another new challenge and has found this in Munich,” coach Jens Scheuer said. “We’re very enthused by her technical qualities. She has great dynamism and pace, and can play in different positions in attack – mostly out wide, but can also operate as a center forward.”