PSV Eindhoven have announced the signing of Dutch international and European goalkeeper of the year Sari Van Veenendaal from Atletico Madrid.
Speaking to the PSV website she explained, “I am happy to return to the Netherlands and will certainly not come here to take a step back”.
PSV is a club that has continued to make progress in its development in recent years and has sporty ambitions that appeal to me personally”.
“If you see how players Snoeijs, Nouwen and Smits have been hooked up with the national team that says something about the level at PSV”.
“I want to help the talented team that is already there with my experience and at the same time remain eager to learn and motivated to become better”.
Van Veenendaal left FC Twente for Arsenal in 2015, after four years In North London and helping the Gunners in winning the Women’s Super League title and FA Cup she made the move to Atlético Madrid.
The keeper recently announced that she would like to return to the Netherlands because her partner has always lived here and because she likes to be with her family.
She was also named the best goalkeeper at Euro 2017 as the Netherlands went on to lift the prestigious trophy before also winning the Golden Glove award at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
She won the league title and the KNVB Cup with the FC Twente so has had success back in her homeland in the past and will enter the Champions League with PSV next year.