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Lieke Martens reportedly drawing “strong interest” from NWSL

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Lieke Martens of PSG looks on during the D1 Arkema match between Paris Saint-Germain Women and Stade de Reims Women at Campus PSG on January 17, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Franco Arland/Getty Images)

The NWSL transfer rumor mill continues, with Lieke Martens reportedly drawing “strong interest” from the league.

BBC’s Emma Sanders was the first to report the news regarding the Paris Saint-Germain and Netherlands star. Martens has a contract with PSG through 2025, having been with the French club since 2022.

Prior to that, she spent five seasons with FC Barcelona, winning the champions league in the 2020-21 season. She announced her move to PSG in June of 2022 on a three-year deal.

Through 25 appearances with PSG, the midfielder has six goals. So far this season, she has two goals in Champions League competition and three in D-1 Féminine, as well as three assists.

She’s also won a UEFA Women’s Championship with the Netherlands, and was a member of the runners-up finishing squad at the 2019 World Cup. She has 156 international appearances and 61 goals, which ranks second in team history behind Vivianne Miedema.

A move to the NWSL would mark the latest in a number of big-name signings, with Asisat Oshoala and Deyna Castellanos having recently signed with Bay FC from Barcelona and Man City, respectively