Veteran goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl , could go a long way to helping Las Blancas defensively, and Aftonbladet reports, via SoccerDonna.de, that Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl is set to leave VfL Wolfsburg, the most successful team in Germany and one of the best in the world, for a new challenge.
She will leave after the DFB Pokal Final against Essen and is reportedly eyeing Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
The in-city rivals have squared off for top players before, and Atletico usually end up winning due to their status as a Champions League-quality side.
But Real have ambitions and money to spend, and in Lindahl’s case, they also have the advantage of boasting Sweden’s two best attacking players in Asllani and Jakobsson. Lindahl’s familiarity with them could help.
The 37-year-old goalkeeper, as she showed in last year’s World Cup when Sweden finished third, remains one of the world’s best in goal.
Lindahl is a former FA WSL champion and Olympic silver medalist who has won numerous goalkeeper awards in her country and was even a finalist for the Women’s PFA Player of the Year a few seasons ago.