On Sunday, AC Milan announced that they had singed Icelandic defender Guðný Árnadóttir to the women’s team. The signing was announced in true Milan fashion, which was like, thirty minutes before the match against Fiorentina started.
#ACMilan has signed Icelandic footballer Guðný Árnadóttir. The defender will play on loan with Napoli Femminile this season ❤️— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 5, 2020
AC Milan ha tesserato la calciatrice islandese Guðný Árnadóttir. Il difensore per questa stagione giocherà in prestito con il Napoli Femminile ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wSLeeyAf2h
The mystifying timing of Milan’s social media team aside, the Milanisti should herald the signing of Árnadóttir. The Rossonere have signed a defender who brings with her a combination of both youth and experience.
The centre-back is only 20-years-old, and yet, she’s already played in the Icelandic top flight (Úrvalsdeild kvenna) and has suited up for her country in two European qualifiers.
The move also confirmed earlier reports that the defender would sign for the team.
After signing for Milan, Guðný was sent out on loan to Napoli CFF. The Rossonere are currently stacked in defense, and there would be little room for her to play in the first team.
Therefore, the move to Napoli makes sense, as it will allow Árnadóttir to get acclimated to Italy and to become familiar with the country’s style of play. And if Milan qualifies for next season’s Champions League, then she should get plenty of playing time as the team will be competing on three fronts. They’ll need all the help they can get then, and Árnadóttir will be one of the players that will help them do so.
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May your tenure for the Rossonere be a fruitful and successful one.