Above: Swedish star Johanna Rytting Kaneryd signing with the West London club today. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Chelsea FC Women.
Chelsea have just announced the signing of Sweden international Johanna Rytting Kaneyrd on a three-year deal, with an option to extend for a fourth year.
The winger joins the Blues from BK Häcken in her native Sweden and has put pen to paper with the Blues until summer 2025.
The Swedish international player becomes Emma Hayes’ fifth summer signing following the announcements of Kadeisha Buchanan, Eve Perisset, Katerina Svitkova, and Lucy Watson.
The versatile winger began her professional career at the age of 17 for Tyreso FF before her real breakthrough in 2016 when she signed for Djurgårdens IF. Across two seasons she made 45 appearances, scoring six goals.
The Swedish international then made the move to FC Rosengård where she helped the team lift their 11th Damallsvenskan league title in 2019. Following a successful time with Rosengard, the 25-year-old made the move to BK Häcken where she really hit form, scoring 15 times in 55 appearances.
JRK also has 20 international caps under her belt and was selected to take part in this summer’s European Championship, where she featured in all five of Sweden’s games.
The winger will wear the number 19 shirt for the Blues and is excited to get her Chelsea career underway, saying: “I’m delighted to join this amazing club! I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and staff and start working on our goals for the season!”
Commenting on Kaneyrd’s move to the Blues, manager Emma Hayes said: ‘We’ve been watching Johanna develop over the last 12-18 months and she has had an unbelievable season last year in Sweden.
‘She’s extremely quick, direct, a great age and she’s the profile player we’ve been looking for. Johanna will bring another dynamic to the team and we are really looking forward to her career with us at Chelsea.’
Kaneyrd will join up with her new Chelsea teammates at Cobham, with pre-season already underway.