While VfL Wolfsburg’s women prepare for Sunday’s top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash with second-placed Bayern Munich, there was another significant piece of news behind the scenes on Wednesday: Pernille Harder has extended her current contract, which was due to expire in 2020, by an extra year until 30 June 2021.
The 26-year-old Dane joined the She-Wolves from Swedish club Linköpings FC ahead of the second half of the 2016/17 season, shortly after winning the Swedish title. She then added to her trophy collection with VfL, winning the double two seasons on the trot. She’s also enjoyed success at international level, racking up 105 caps for Denmark and reaching the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. Last year, she become the first ever Wolfsburg player to be crowned top scorer of the Allianz Women’s Bundesliga, and her performances in the 2017/18 campaign also led to her being named Women’s Player of the Year by UEFA.
“Continue on our path to success“
“I’m very happy to have extended my contract with VfL Wolfsburg for another year,” commented Harder. “It’s a great pleasure to be part of this club and to play with so many great players. I’m already looking forward to the years ahead and to lots more great games in the green and white shirt. I’m confident I can win many more titles with VfL Wolfsburg and also achieve my personal career goals.”
Ralf Kellermann, VfL Ladies sporting director, is delighted to have tied down the striker. “Pernille is not only a brilliant player who suits us perfectly with her individual qualities as well as her teamwork skills. She’s also matured into one of the biggest worldwide names in women’s football during her time with us, as underlined by her recent awards. I’m very pleased that Pernille has chosen to extend her stay at VfL and I’m sure we’ll continue on our joint path to success!”