Staying with the She-Wolves

Defender Lynn Wilms has signed an early contract extension with VfL Wolfsburg.

Die VfL Wolfsburg-Spielerin Lynn Wilms brüllt Rebecka Blomqvist vor Freude an.

Saturday’s Champions League final in the Netherlands is set to be a career highlight for Dutch defender Lynn Wilms – and the 22-year-old can now look forward to many more memorable moments in VfL Wolfsburg colours after extending her contract, which was due to expire in 2024, until 30 June 2025.

Wilms was injured when she joined VfL Women in summer 2021 but has nonetheless managed 27 FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga appearances for the club, as well as 11 Champions League and eight DFB Cup outings. She joined the She-Wolves from FC Twente, where she played under current VfL head coach Tommy Stroot and won the Dutch title on two occasions. Wilms, who has won two DFB Cups and one league title with VfL, has also played 34 games for the Dutch national team, including appearances at the 2021 Olympic Games and EURO 2022.

“We still have big plans”

“I’m really looking forward to spending more years at VfL Wolfsburg,” said Wilms. “It’s not only a lot of fun for me to be part of this successful team but I also feel a great sense of togetherness, even outside the squad. We still have big plans over the next few years and I’m proud to be able to play my part.”

“Not an easy start”

Ralf Kellermann, director of women’s football at VfL Wolfsburg, added: “Lynn arrived here with an injury two years ago – not an easy start for a young player moving abroad for the first time. We were all the more impressed by how quickly she settled here, on a personal level at first and then on a sporting level. I’m sure she hasn’t reached the end of her development yet and I’m very pleased she’s going to make that journey in a green and white shirt.”