Chelsea ladies sign 23-year-old Sweden international, jessy number 16 comfirmed

Chelsea Ladies haved signed a left-sided defender from Sweden, Magdalena Eriksson to strengthened their squad ahead of the coming season.

Eriksson, who has signed a two-year contract and will wear the No.16 shirt, said ‘I’m so excited to join Chelsea FC. The club really impressed me with its professional environment and it's the perfect step for me to develop even more as a football player.

The 23-year-old Swedish international, arrives following a four-year spell at Linkopings in her home country, where she captained the club to the league title in 2016, also sais: ‘I hope I can help the team to achieve even more greatness and I can't wait to be a part of the Chelsea family.’

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes added: ‘Magdalena is a top young defender who can play anywhere on the left-hand side at the back. She brings fantastic experience from her four seasons at Linkopings, two of which were as captain.

‘At the age of 23, she has already won a league title and is on the cusp of becoming a regular for the Sweden national side.

‘Magdalena is a tough defender, has a wonderful football brain and there is no doubt she will improve our squad.’

The defender who is also part of the Sweden squad at the European Championships, which starts this weekend in the Netherlands, has also experienced at the highest level having played in the Champions League, where she also made her senior Sweden debut against France in 2014.