Chelsea FC Women have completed the impressive signing of Birmingham City goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger on a free transfer according to The Blues’ official website.

The 28-year-old German international stopper makes the switch to Kingsmeadow with her contract at her former club having expired and the player has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with The Blues.

Berger is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the FA Women’s Super League and Chelsea’s capture of the player is likely to be one of the biggest deals of the current transfer window.

The player started her career in her homeland with 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam where she won the Women’s Bundesliga in 2011/2012 before moving the French club Paris Saint-Germain where she spent two years of her career.

Berger opted to move to the FA Women’s Super League 1 in summer 2016 and she joined Birmingham City. The keeper was hugely impressive during her time with the Blues, earning widespread praise from the across the women’s footballing community. Berger has represented Birmingham City in both SSE Women’s FA Cup and FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup finals.

The signing of Berger could result in another goalkeeper leaving Chelsea either on a permanent deal or on loan. Youngster Kirstie Levell could be the player most likely to leave.

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I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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