Former Arsenal goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin has joined Spanish club Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal.
The 28-year-old Lyon-born stopper left The Gunners upon the expiry of her contract at Meadow Park earlier this summer.
Peyraud-Magnin was a member of the Arsenal side which lifted the FA Women’s Super League title in 2018/2019 but the player often found herself behind Austrian goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger in the battle for the number one jersey last season.
The French international has left Arsenal in search of more regular first team football and the player has today announced on her personal Twitter account that she has joined Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal.
Je suis heureuse de vous annoncer que j’évoluerai sous les couleurs de @AtletiFemenino ⚪🔴 pour les 2 prochaines saisons, avec pour objectif de remporter un maximum de trophées ! 🇪🇸#atletico #hulk #colchonera #madrid #Espana pic.twitter.com/V6iiz3DHPb
— Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (@PeyraudMagnin18) July 2, 2020
Peyraud-Magnin will replace former Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal at the Centro Deportivo Wanda Alcalá de Henares just like she did at Meadow Park as she claimed the first choice position from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 finalist. Van Veenendaal brought her one-year spell with Atletico Madrid to an end earlier this summer before returning to her homeland to sign for UEFA Women’s Champions League debutants PSV.
Atletico Madrid’s latest signing between the sticks Peyraud-Magnin is joining a side which finished in second place in the Spanish top flight last season. The target will very much be to displace Barcelona from top spot in the coming season.