Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi and attacking midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan will be loaned to their American franchise of OL Reign for six months from June 5.
The two players, who respectively extended their contract withOL
last summer until 2024 and 2023, will join the team to play in the 2021 season of National Women's League Soccer.
“By loaning Sarah and Dzsenifer to OL Reign, we take a step further to achieve one of the key goals of our project in the United States: to keep building a team able to compete with the best clubs in the world,”
said OL Groupe president
in aclub statement
“Both players bring a lot to the football ambitions of OL. They helped us win many trophies and they delivered the club honors which are unprecedented in the history of sport worldwide.”
“Since I was a little child, I have watched the U.S. national team,"
"They are way ahead of what is happening in Europe.
"The American League and the fans have made me dream about playing in the U.S., but I didn’t come just to have a dream – I came to learn, to discover a new experience, and above all, to win as many matches as possible and win the championship."
“I would like to thank Olympique Lyonnais and OL Reign for giving me the opportunity to play in the NWSL. I know many players who played in the U.S. and they told me about a lot of positive experiences, which got me excited to play there as well."