FC Bayern Munich announced today that Amanda Ilestedt and Simone Boye Sørensen will be leaving the club this summer. Ilestedt’s contract expires after two years in Munich while Boye Sørensen has asked the club to be released.
Ilestedt sounds like she is ready to leave Germany and try something in another country. “We thank Amanda for the successful two years,” said sports director Bianca Rech. “We had several conversations last year, but we respect the decision that she is looking for a new challenge after four years in Germany. We wish Amanda every success. “
The club claims that Boye Sørensen is demanding her release for “private reasons”. Boye Sørensen was plagued by injuries in her two and a half year season in Munich and only made 32 appearances in all competitions during that time. “With Simone we are leaving an incredibly helpful player. Thank you for the time together and wish her all the best, ”said Rech.
However, Bayern are continuing to build their squad for the coming season. According to a report by Aftonbladet, Sofia Jakobsson moves to Bayern after leaving Real Madrid. The 31-year-old veteran will join the Swedish national team for the Olympic Games this summer before starting the season at Bayern. This leaves Bavaria’s Swedish contingent at two, while Hanna Glas stays in Munich.