May 23, 2016 by Made In Brum
By Blues Ladies‘ Adam Smith
Blues ladies have announced the signing of 25 year old German international Isabelle Linden from FFC Frankfurt. Isabelle has been at Frankfurt since 2015 but has previously spent time with Bayer Leverkusen, SGS Essen and SC Fortuna Köln. With Blues continuing last seasons struggles in front of goal this season, the addition of Isabelle will hopefully give David Parker another option in the second half of the season as Blues look up and try to chase down Chelsea in second place.
David Parker said:
“I am over the moon at bringing such a high calibre player not just to Birmingham but the FAWSL. It further outlines our intentions and vision of what we want to achieve at the Club. It’s also a signal of the development the Club is making not just in England but also in Europe, in that we are now attracting the top European players. When watching Isabelle we knew the profile and ability that would impact the pitch, but when talking to her and flying her over, it was very clear that we would also be adding a very charismatic character off the pitch which will fit in perfectly with our group.I can’t wait to get her on the training pitch in June and attack the second-half of the season.”
The 25-year-old, who started her career at SGS Essen before spending five years at Bayer Leverkusen and later FFC Frankfurt, has represented her country at every level, most notably winning the 2013 European Championship.
On her move to Birmingham, Linden said:
“I am proud that I have signed for Birmingham City Ladies. The conversations with David, Marcus Bignot and Tim Andrews convinced me about the project and ambitions at the Club. I’m looking forward to the new challenge to play in another country and I have always wanted to play in England. The team is ambitious and I’m very excited to join up with the girls in June.”
Tim Andrews , CEO of Birmingham City Ladies, tweeted
Welcome @ to our great Club and our City This is great news for our club