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A huge transfer has been secured in women's football as Lyon have acquired the services of American star Alex Morgan for the remainder of the season.
The transfer window reopens in just over 11 days as teams across the country and beyond draft in new talents for the remainder of the season but the reigning European and French champions have already acted swiftly.
Morgan is set to link up with her new teammates in January and will remain at the club till the end of the campaign, which could run as late as June 1st if Lyon make it to the Champions League final.
Following the conclusion of the contract, she'll return to her NSWL side, Orlando Pride. And speaking about the move to the consensus best women's club team in the world;
"I felt like I had to follow my gut, and my gut was telling me I needed to explore something to continue to help evolve myself as a player and challenge myself a little bit more." She told Sports Illustrated.
What's more, it appears the bizarre - and creepy - barrage of messages from Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas have proved to work. The 67-year-old owns French football side Lyon and as well as winning Ligue 1 seven times in-a-row between 2002 and 2008 he is also in charge of Lyon's ladies side.
And the ladies have an even better record than their male counterparts early century success. They've won the women's league for the past 10 seasons, won the French cup eight times since 2003 and three Champions Leagues since 2010, with two further runners up finishes in Europe's premier competition.
The French side boast world class players from Germany, Norway, Sweden, Japan as well as France and now the States. Exciting times ahead!