Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius signs three-year deal with Montpellier

Swedish international striker Stina Blackstenius has signed a three-year deal with Montpellier, the club announced Tuesday.

Blackstenius, 20, will head to Division 1 Feminine after helping Sweden to a silver-medal finish at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At the Rio Games, Blackstenius scored as a substitute against the U.S. and later went on to become the youngest player to score in an Olympic final, in which her team ultimately fell to Germany.

The forward, who had previously played for FC Linköping since 2013, also considered signing with Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea, among other teams.

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She’ll join international teammates Linda Sembrant and Sofia Jakobsson in France.

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