Everton have signed Sweden international forward Anna Anvegård on a two-year deal until the end of June 2023.
The 24-year-old makes the switch from Rosengård following the expiry of her contract, having spent the past two seasons with the Malmo-based club.
Highly regarded as one of Europe’s upcoming talents, Anvegård is clinical in front of goal, earning the Damallsvenskan Golden Boot for her efforts during the 2019 and 2020 campaigns.
Internationally, Anvegård helped her nation earn bronze in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and scored five goals during Sweden’s Euro 2022 qualifying campaign.
The talented forward will have to wait until she can meet her new teammates as she flies out with the Sweden national team to Tokyo for this summer’s Olympic Games.
Anvegård is Willie Kirk’s third signing of the season after Kenza Dali and Toni Duggan, and says she cannot wait to get started with the Blues.
“It feels really amazing,” she told evertonfc.com. “I’ve been talking with Everton for a few months, and it feels amazing that it’s done.
“I can’t wait to play in the best league in the world and to play for a massive club like Everton.
“It will be really amazing.”
During her time with Rosengård, Anvegård experienced matches under the lights in the Champions League, a competition which she hopes to bring Everton back into for the 2022/23 season.
“The manager spoke to me about the Champions League, how it’s a big goal for the Club to get into the top three,” the Swede added.
“It’s really exciting to now be on this journey.
“It’ll be hard but I think we can get up there.”
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ANVEGÅRD SIGNS FOR EVERTON
Everton Women Sporting and Commercial Director, Sarvar Ismailov, said: “We are delighted we were able to sign an international forward with such an impressive record as Anna’s.
“It’s a huge statement of our ambition. Anna and our other attacking talent such as Toni [Duggan] and Valerie [Gauvin] will cause a lot of threat up front.”
Manager Kirk spoke of the talent Anvegård possesses and the statement from the Club to win the race to sign the forward.
“Anna is a fantastic signing for Everton,” he told evertonfc.com
“There was a lot of competition to get her signature and it’s a big statement in terms of where we’re going as a club and how we are viewed across Europe by other players.
“Anna’s got a lot of talent in front of her and she’s developed into a really important player for Sweden.
“She’ll become a really important player for us.
“She’s flexible in terms of where she can play on the pitch.
“She can play right across the front line, she can play as our leading nine, in behind as a 10, come off the wide areas and drive in-field into those spaces.
“Anna is a really exciting prospect and a really exciting signing for Everton.”