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Ransomed Orange-international Lunteren leaves Ajax for Freiburg

Desiree van Lunteren and join Ajax for SC Freiburg. The contract of the right back of the Oranjevrouwen is redeemed by her privésponsor, making them press conference the transition can make it to the German top club.

The 25-year-old From Lunteren played since 2012, with Ajax, that allows them to last season won the national championship and the KNVB-beker won. Her commitment in Amsterdam and walked through to mid-2019, but Lunteren wanted earlier make the step abroad.

Finally offered Of Lunterens privésponsor OrangeGas outcome. The amount of the lump sum that the company, which is the supplier of clean fuels, has been paid in, shall not be published.

“The lump sum is not to be compared with the amounts at the men, but it is a serious amount for women’s football”, says Marcel Borger, director of OrangeGas.

Lunteren is the second Orange-international this summer, starts at Ajax. At the beginning of this month signed defender Stefanie van der Gragt at FC Barcelona. Lunteren choose to Freiburg for the number three of the past Bundesliga-season. Champions League finalist VfL Wolfsburg was the champion, and Bayern Munich finished second.

“The German league is stronger than Eredivisie, and so I can at Freiburg to develop further”, says Van Lunteren against NU.nl. “The last few years was the chance to move abroad, but now I’m really ready for it. I feel like I’m always learning something new in the Premier league.”

Dreams

The 59-fold international is also delighted with the support of her privésponsor, which ensures that they make the step to Germany.

“I am very happy that my sponsor helps me keep my dreams to pursue. It is not unprecedented in women’s football that a transfer in this way is concluded,” says Van Lunteren.

Also her agent Angela Verdoes stressed that the transfer in a special way. “That sponsor the transfer fee reimbursed, is unique and hopefully even more companies marketingwaarde of women’s football to see such as the Orange Gas,” says Verdoes. “This is for Desiree a nice step and perfect preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2019.”

Lunteren is the fourth Orange international in the German league. Lineth Beerensteyn and Jill Roord to play at Bayern Munich and Jackie Green is under contract with FFC Frankfurt.


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