Emma Hayes has landed a winger ahead of the new season with Swedish international Johanna Rytting Kaneyrd signing a three-year deal, with an option to extend for a fourth year.
She joins from BK Hacken in Sweden.
She said: “I’m delighted to join this amazing club. I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and staff and start working on our goals for the season.”
Hayes said: “We’ve been watching Johanna develop over the last 12-18 months and she has had an unbelievable season last year in Sweden.
“She’s extremely quick, direct, a great age and she’s the profile player we’ve been looking for. Johanna will bring another dynamic to the team and we are really looking forward to her career with us at Chelsea.”
The versatile winger began her professional career at the age of 17 for Tyreso FF.
In 2016 she signed for Djurgardens IF then moved to FC Rosengard where she helped the team lift their 11th Damallsvenskan league title in 2019. Then it was off to Rosengard and finally BK Hacken.
The 25-year-old has 20 international caps and played in all five of Sweden’s games in the Euros.
She will wear the number 19 shirt for the Blues.
She’s the fifth signing for the Blues following Kadeisha Buchanan, Eve Perisset, Katerina Svitkova and Lucy Watson to Kingsmeadow.
Picture top, Johanna Rytting Kaneyrd Picture: Chelsea FC
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