Thu 16.Feb 2012 11:39 Albert Sigurdsson,
Manon Melis to Linköping FC (Confirmed)
Manon Melis to Linköping FC in Damallsvenskan
One of the best player for recent years in Swedish Damallsvenskan has moved to Linköping FC. The 25-year-old Dutch Manon Melis will arrive in LFC in early March

"Manon Melis is a forward of the highest caliber and a player who constantly want to improve. She is willing to work hard for it. Manon has gained extensive experience both in Sweden and the with the national team, and she knows what it takes to get results.", says Linköping FC's manager Jörgen Petersson.

Manon says "After the WPS league was shut down, I was quickly clear that I wanted to return to Sweden. Linköping FC has unveiled a transparency of its investment both for the team and to develop me as a player"
Manon Melis made ​​his debut in the Damallsvenskan in 2007, and has to date played 104 premier league matches, and made ​​an impressive 84 goals. Melis has been the Golden Boot winner in 2008, 2010 and 2011, and she played a big role in the Malmo's two national championships in 2010 and 2011.

"We figured that we wanted to invest in a pair of offensive players to our squad. It is clear that we are very pleased that it was worth the wait in Manon who together with Lisa De Vanna, Emma Lundh, Linda Sällström and Jonna Andersson will threaten both the speed and danger in front of the goal", says club director Anders says.
Jörgen Petersson, now the manager of LFC, has trained Manon Melis before. - "I feel very confident about Jorgen after he trained me for four years and I know he and the others on the staff will help me become better. The organization feels very good, we have many good players and a new arena at once. In addition, I am sure I will enjoy working in the city of Linköping, which was a pleasant surprise for me. I am really looking forward to playing for Linköpings FC. " says Manon Melis.

Internationally, Manon Melis been Holland's key players in recent years, and in both the European Championship qualifiers in Finland in 2009, she played a critical role for his country. She has 83 caps made ​​all 40 goals, and she is the clear winner in the history of Dutch football. -
"For us, Manon is a strong addition to an already very interesting squad. " says Jörgen Petersson and concludes: "This is the squad in LFC nailed for 2012. Now we have to work hard and focused to prepare us as much as possible before Damallsvenskan."

Linköping FC will start the season with a visit to play against Kristianstad DFF away the April 9th.
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