Sofie Svava to leave Real Madrid after signing contract at another top European club – with WSL leaders Man City & NWSL side Portland Thorns among those to register transfer interest

Real Madrid’s Sofie Svava has reportedly signed a contract at another top European club amid interest from Manchester City and the Portland Thorns.

According to transfer journalist Ben Jacobs, Svava, the talented 23-year-old left-back, is poised to depart the Spanish giants for a new challenge once her contract expires in the summer. Svava has declined to extend her contract with Los Blancos and has already inked a deal with another prominent outfit.

Ashley Lawrence (L) and Real Madrid's Danish defender #23 Sofie Svava

Several top clubs across the globe have expressed interest in securing Svava’s services, with City, Lyon, Roma, the Portland Thorns and Utah Royals among the suitors – reflecting her stature as one of Europe’s most sought-after defensive talents. However, and official announcement on her next destination is not expected until the end of the current campaign.

In a recent interview with Bold, Svava expressed her frustrations about limited playing time and hinted at the possibility of departing Real Madrid in search of more regular opportunities elsewhere.

“It probably also has something to do with the fact that I lack a bit of playing time at Real Madrid, but I don’t want to go into that too much,” she said.

Sofie Svava Denmark

Svava has made 14 appearances in Liga F this season, including eight starts. She will be in action again against Madrid CFF on Sunday in a Liga F encounter.

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