FC Bayern Women have signed Jill Baijings from Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The 22-year-old all-rounder has agreed a contract with the club until 2026. "Bayern Munich is a big club where attractive football is played and where I can develop further. That convinced me," said the Netherlands international.
Baijings has been playing in the Women's Bundesliga since the 2020/2021 season, initially at SGS Essen and most recently at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. She’s scored 10 goals in a total of 71 appearances in the league and DFB Cup, and the move to FC Bayern is the next step for the young talent.
Baijings moves to the Isar as Leverkusen Women's top scorer last season. In Munich, the versatile player will wear the number 18, and she can’t wait for the season to start: "I’m looking forward to competing for titles with FC Bayern and playing in the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time. Teammates from the national team who have already signed for FCB have told me nothing but positive things about Munich.”
Baijings will travel to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with the Dutch national team before joining FC Bayern Women in Munich for pre-season training.
As of October 1, 2023, a new FIFA Agent regulation will come into effect, allowing only FIFA Agents to represent athletes, coaches and work with clubs worldwide. Agents who are not approved will no longer be able to continue their activities.
“I am more than happy to share that I have passed the FIFA exam and have been granted the status of FIFA agent. I believe that the regulation of agent activity is extremely important and necessary, as the market was becoming more and more aggressive. I have always told everyone “Your talent is my priority” and I can now say that also after the first of October I can continue my journey to protect players and guide them to the top of their abilities. There are things in the new agent regulation that can and should be improved, but it is a very important first step in separating serious agents from non-serious ones.”
CEO Women’s Sports Agency