It was the fall recruit who gave WIZO a boost to the schedule with her eight goals in 2020.
This year, forward Emily Jelnick scored four goals before going to Tokyo as Australia finished fourth. In the Allsvenskan restart, the striker started the two matches against Växjö and Rosengård on the bench.
She is now leaving Vitso and Sweden to participate in matches on British soil.
New club title: Aston Villa in the Women’s Premier League.
– We’ve sold Emily Jelnick, confirms Magnus Sangberg, Vittsjö GIK’s sports director.
According to the sports director, this is a combination of Jelnick who wants to leave and the club receives a good offer.
There is a high competition for the position with Clara Markstedt and Fernanda da Silva and now Tove Almqvist and Michel de Jong are back. Emily herself felt it didn’t quite work out and came to me to talk about her situation, says Sangberg.
Is there enough quality?
Aston Villa announced their interest in Jelnick and then disappeared.
– We get an indefinite amount. Transfer record for Vittsjö GIK. Personally, I don’t think we’ve sold a player before. We are very happy with the financial settlement.
Was the weight of sports or finances greater when you took a selling position?
– It’s a combination. Had we not received a reasonable offer, it would have been difficult to accept it. Now Emily makes a fresh start elsewhere while we get the player compensation.
Does the club aspire to fight for third place even without Jelnik?
– Yes, the coaches and I sat and talked. We believe there is enough quality to handle. We have, for example, a young player like Moa Karlsson who can suddenly make a giant move. And when players feel like they want to leave, you can’t be one hundred percent sure that you’ll be filled with them.
Do you have coaches Thomas Martinson and Robert Bergstrom with you on this?
– Yes I have. We agree. We’ve had Moa Karlsson and Klara Nyberg in the suburbs all the time, so we’ve got players, says Sångberg.
He could appear for the first time in the premiere of the league
Emily Jelnick is already on British soil and training with her new club.
Aston Villa play in the Women’s Premier League and make their home premiere against Leicester on Saturday. Villa comes from Birmingham, with the men’s team playing their games at Villa Park, but the women’s team playing most of their home games at Pescott (Bank Stadium) in nearby Walsall. Last season, the team finished 10th in the league.
We wish Emily the best of luck in England. Magnus Sångberg says she acted very professionally, so there are no hard feelings.
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