Ann-Katrin Berger has signed a new three-year contract extension to stay at Chelsea until June 2024.
Berger’s new three-year contract sees her confirm her commitment to the Women’s Super League (WSL) champions, with an option to further extend her contract by a further season until summer 2025.
Having joined the Blues from Birmingham City in January 2019, Berger has made over 50 appearances across all competitions, helping the Blues secure WSL and League Cup doubles in last two season alongside 2020 Women’s Community Shield.
Speaking on her decision to extend her stay at Chelsea, Berger said: “I’m really happy to stay here for longer. The players, the team and the staff, they make me a better player so there’s no reason why I should want to go anywhere else.”
Chelsea Women’s General Manager, Paul Green meanwhile added that the club is “delighted” to secure Berger on a new long-term deal, following a “terrific” two full seasons at the club which has seen the club win five trophies and finish runners-up in last season’s Women’s Champions League.
Green also described Berger as “an important player” and “one of the best goalkeepers in the world with her performances.”
On what fans can expect from Berge once the new season gets underway and beyond, Green commented: “We feel that she is now coming into her peak as a goalkeeper and look forward to seeing how she continues to develop her game in the upcoming years.”
Berge’s contract extension comes just one day after Aggie Beever-Jones signed her first professional contract at Chelsea, signing a two-year contract with an option to further extend for a third season after making her senior debut away at Aston Villa last season.
Speaking on her new deal, Beever-Jones said: “This contract means everything to me. I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am now. It’s been a childhood dream of mine so for it to come true is amazing.
“I can’t thank Chelsea enough for all the support they have given me. It’s the best feeling in the world.”
Chelsea however have iterated that Beever-Jones is set to depart on loan this season as part of her development, in order to provide her with regular playing time at a smaller club.