Sari van Veenendaal Joins Atletico Madrid

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal has signed for Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Sari left the Gunners at the end of last season at the expiration of her contract, having lost her place to Pauline Peyraud-Magnin in goal.

Sari’s departure was announced at the end of last season, but her new club remained a secret. van Veenendaal won the Golden Gloves award for goalkeeper of the tournament at this summer’s World Cup, where the Netherlands side she captained reached the final.

Sari spent a total of four years in North London, winning two Conti Cups, an FA Cup and a league title at the club. Best of luck to Sari in Spain.

 

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Peter Story Teller
Peter Story Teller

Best of luck Sari.
I always thought she looked a little tenative in Gunners shirt I really don’t know why but certainly her performance in the World Cup showed her at her full potential and made me question why Joe didn’t renew her contract in a flash.

OkochaDaMan
OkochaDaMan

Did Joe really decline to renew? I thought she was the one who decided to move on, not wanting to be a number 2. Can’t blame her if so. Sometimes you just have two great keepers at a club at over time and something’s got to give. All the best to her.

Chris Humphrey
Chris Humphrey

Good luck Sari. Always a good shot stopper but perhaps a little unsure with the ball at her feet. Probably not the type of sweeper-keeper to fit the Joe system.