Nine days before the start of the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga season against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam on Saturday 28 August (kick-off: 13:00 CEST), VfL Wolfsburg have been busy once more in the transfer market, picking up goalkeeper Lisa Weiß from English side Aston Villa WFC on a free transfer. The 33-year-old former Germany international has signed a contract with the She-Wolves through to 30 June 2023.
Weiß moved at the beginning of last season from Olympique Lyonnais to the Birmingham-based club and made 23 appearances for them as they finished 11th in the FA Women’s Super League. Prior to going to France in 2018, Weiß had played in 187 Bundesliga matches and 19 more in the DFB Cup for SGS Essen. She also won six German full international caps and although she did not make an appearance, she was part of the 2009 EURO-winning squad.
“Really looking forward to the tough challenges”
“I’m happy to be returning to the Women’s Bundesliga after three years abroad,“ said Weiß. “VfL Wolfsburg is a top club in European women’s football and I’m really looking forward to the tough challenges that lie ahead of us this season. I know some of my new team-mates from my time at Essen and in Lyon, but in any case the whole squad has given me a really warm welcome.“
“Well-stocked in the goalkeeping department“
“Obviously with Almuth Schult currently being injured, I’m delighted that we were able to get a highly experienced keeper like Lisa Weiß at such short notice,” said Ralf Kellermann, sporting director for VfL Women. “With all the challenges of competing in three competitions and playing twice a week, it’s good to be well-stocked in the goalkeeping department.“