Paris Saint-Germain have announced their latest signing of the summer: Switzerland international Viola Calligaris.
After weeks of speculation, the rumors have been confirmed true, as Calligaris officially becomes a PSG player for the next term.
The 27-year-old has joined the club for two seasons, taking her contract to June 30th, 2025. Calligaris seems to be the replacement for Ashley Lawrence, who recently departed the club for Chelsea.
Calligaris joined Spanish side Levante in 2020 and played all three seasons with them. She made 46 appearances for the club and scored one goal. For the 22/23 season, Viola played 22 games and 1520 minutes while claiming one assist.
The Swiss international will travel to Australia and New Zealand for the upcoming Women's world cup alongside her new PSG teammate, Ramona Bachmann.
Calligaris becomes PSG's second transfer window signing, with former goalkeeper Katarzyna Kiedrzyenk being the first.
While fans have been disappointed with the club's lack of arrivals thus far, most supporters have shown their excitement with their new defender.
It's unknown which number Viola will be wearing just yet; it could either be Lawrence's former number 12 or maybe a different one.
Viola Calligaris speaks about PSG move
"I'm very happy to be able to sign here. Paris Saint-Germain is a very big club, one of the biggest in the world. So, it means a lot to me to play here and wear the shirt."
Calligaris also mentioned the goals that PSG aim to achieve next season, saying, "I know being at PSG comes with a lot of responsibilities. The club's objective is to be right at the top, and I will do everything I can to help. I'm going to give my all on the pitch to succeed and to be at the top at the end of the season."
Viola is already familiar with PSG's number 10, Bachmann due to their national team. When asked if the two had spoken about the club before she joined, she responded, " I've spoken to her a bit before, but I wasn't certain yet. But now, when we meet up with the national team, we will talk about PSG!"
We wish Viola Calligaris the best of luck with PSG!