Jean-Michel Aulas did not fail to congratulate himself on the arrival of Catarina Macario on Wednesday.
Olympique Lyonnais saw a phenomenon land on Tuesday. Not Islam Slimani, who arrived in the city of Gaul to compensate for the departure of Moussa Dembélé to Atletico Madrid, but Catarina Macario, who has signed up for the next three seasons with women’s OL.
At only 21 years old, the young American midfielder is a real prodigy. So much so that she is compared across the Atlantic to the legendary Mia Hamm. His statistics at Stanford are in any case bluffing with 63 goals and 47 assists in just 68 matches. With the key two university coronations and two titles of best player.
Catarina is an icon in the US
“It is probably the most significant operation in the history of women’s OL … Catarina is an icon in the US and she will bring us a lot”, also greeted Jean-Michel Aulas at a press conference. And the president of Lyon could all the more savor the arrival of the native of that the young woman did not lack courtiers. In addition to many American franchises, PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus were in the running.
But the prestige of Olympique Lyonnais seems to have made the difference. “OL represent victory, success, the best players in women’s football”, she explained, adding, to justify her choice: “The club will be able to help me progress as a player but also as a person. A club of this level will force me to work hard every day to stay competitive and win titles. “
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