11.02.2010, 04:17
Haraldsen leaves Viborg

Norwegian national team goalkeeper will be leaving the Danes after this season.

Haraldsen leaves Viborg

Norwegian national team goalkeeper Katrine Lunde Haraldsen will be leaving reigning Champions League winners Viborg HK after this season.

The 29 year old keeper, who played an important part in Viborg winning the Champions League last year, will be joining Viborg’s opponents in the CL finals last season, Hungarian champions Györi AUDI ETO KC.

For some time it has been known that Viborg and Lunde Haraldsen could not reach an agreement on an extension of her contract with the Danes, and ever since those negotiations ended without a result, has she been looking for a new club. Now she has succeeded.

"I was visiting the club and I got a very good impression of the club, the coach and the leaders in the club. They really had the passion and I appreciate that. I look forward to play for one of the best teams in the world. It’s rather exiting for me and my husband to go to Györ, including and a big challenge with a new culture - but it will be nice. I also look forward to play together with the world class keeper - Katalin Palinger," Katrine Lunde Haraldsen said.

Attila Vanyus, the President of Györi Audi ETO, said: "That we can have her is a huge result that symbolizes the standing of our club in the handball world. I really hope that her mentality brings in a brand new dimension, and thatour young players can learn a lot from her attitude."

Lunde Haraldsen has been with Viborg since the summer of 2007. The club is still looking for a successor.

TEXT: Peter Bruun & Márk Hegedüs

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