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Chelsea announce signing of former West Ham United midfielder Svitková

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Czech Republic international midfielder Kateřina Svitková on a three-year deal.

FAWSL Full-Time were informed of the transfer via an official club press release from Chelsea.

Svitková joins The Blues on a free transfer after leaving former club West Ham United at the end of last season. The midfielder was one of The Hammers’ most consistent performers in her two years at the club. Svitková made 34 appearances for West Ham United in all competitions in which she scored five goals.

On the international stage, Svitková has been capped by the Czech Republic on 31 occasions and has scored an impressive 17 goals for her country. The midfielder was also crowned Czech Footballer of the Year on four occasions between 2015-2020.

After completing her move to Chelsea, Svitková said “I am living my dream! I have wanted to play for this club my whole life having supported the team since childhood and I really appreciate this exciting opportunity.

“Chelsea is a huge club with amazing history for both the men’s and women’s teams. They have the best players and coaches and I can’t wait to meet everyone.

“Chelsea also has the best fans and I can’t wait to meet them at Kingsmeadow. I want to win everything, and I know that with Chelsea it is possible!”

Svitková becomes Chelsea manager Emma Hayes’ third summer signing following the recent additions of Ève Périsset and Kadeisha Buchanan.

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