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August 22, 2008

Player salaries and transfer fees going up

Kopparbergs/Göteborgs FC chairman Peter Bronsman today confirms that Sweden's and Göteborg's star forward Lotta Schelin leaves for French top side Olympique Lyon. The two clubs have agreed on the transfer and Lotta will join Lyon no later than September 1. No transfer sum is disclosed, but according to local newspaper Göteborgsposten it is more than SEK 1 million ($160,000), the largest transfer sum in the history of Swedish women's football.
Lotta Schelin only says that she hasn't signed any personal contract yet and would like to wait with her comments until she has. But according to her chairman it is a two year contract and according to other sources the contract could be worth more than SEK 1 million ($160,000) a year for her.

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