Ground View of Kingsmeadow Stadium prior to the game Chelsea Women v Arsenal WSL football match, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston upon Thames, UK - 14 Oct 2018 Photo: Richard Washbrooke for The FA

German midfielder opted to join Chelsea to ‘win titles’

German international midfielder Melanie Leupolz has admitted that she has opted to join FA Women’s Super League club Chelsea to ‘win titles’.

The 25-year-old Wangen im Allgau-born midfielder is heading to Kingsmeadow in the summer once her contract with current club Bayern Munich expires.

The player has signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea which will see her spend the next three years in South East London. Leupolz is thought to have turned down offers from other clubs before opting to join The Blues and the midfielder has told Chelsea’s official media sources that she is coming to Kingsmeadow to win FA Women’s Super League titles.

“It’s a really big move” Leupolz told Chelsea’s official media team. “It’s my first move to another country and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I believe in what Chelsea are doing as a club and I am excited to be a part of that. They want to win titles and so do I.

“I also like the style of football they play. I have seen a lot of their matches and I think it’s the right club for me.”

Chelsea ended their short trophy drought by lifting the FA Women’s Continental League Cup for the first time by defeating London rivals Arsenal 2-1 in the final at The City Ground in Nottingham last month. The Blues could go top of the table in the FA Women’s Super League if they win their game in hand when the season resumes while their continued involvement in the Women’s FA Cup means that they could yet win a domestic treble.

Summer signing Leupolz already has two league titles to her name after winning the German Bundesliga Frauen in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 with Bayern Munich.

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