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Sarah Bouhaddi joins PSG from Lyon

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Sarah Bouhaddi has joined PSG from rivals Lyon
Sarah Bouhaddi has joined PSG from rivals Lyon / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Sarah Bouhaddi has joined PSG from Division One Feminine rivals Lyon, bringing an end to her 13 years with the reigning French champions.

Bouhaddi has put pen to paper on a one-year deal, keeping her at PSG until 2024.

The 35-year-old enjoyed a hugely decorated spell at Lyon as the club dominated European football, winning 12 French titles, eight Champions Leagues and being named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper on four occasions.

Bouhaddi spent the 2021 season on loan at OL Reign, and sat on the bench during Lyon's 2021/22 Champions League final triumph over Barcelona. Christiane Endler - who joined Lyon from PSG during the summer of 2021 - is currently the club's first choice goalkeeper.

"I'm very happy. Quite a few people might be surprised, but I'm very happy to be here, to be part of an ambitious club on both the national and European stage," Bouhaddi told PSG's official club website.

"I'm very happy to be part of this project. I'm really looking forward to getting started, and when the coach gives me the chance, I'll be delighted to pull on this shirt.

"I'm closer to the end of my career than the start, so of course I'll try and pass on the experience I've acquired throughout all these years. I've won quite a few trophies, so I know how to feed that winning culture on a daily basis.

"And I'll also bring my motivation. I'm competitive and I want to win every trophy. Together, we'll give ourselves the means to do that and little by little we'll build a team with the new technical staff."

Bouhaddi is PSG's second signing in as many days, after Jackie Groenen joined the club from Manchester United on Thursday.