AMBER BARRETT is moving to Bundesliga side FC Köln on a two-year deal, the Milford woman has confirmed.
Barrett is making the switch from Women’s National League table-toppers Peamount United and will join her new club next month.
Barrett is the WNL’s top scorer and is a regular international with the Republic of Ireland senior team.
There were a number of offers on the table, but Barrett has plumped for FC Köln and will become a professional player, signing a two-year contract.
“Going pro is ideal and recently I’ve gotten in touch with Cologne FC who are going to take me on a two-year contract,” Barrett said on Sports Joe’s PlayXPlay programme.
“I’ve always believed in education and getting the best out of college that you can. The boys are scouted much younger and some of them end up coming back and it’s a lot more difficult than people think. Some people get very homesick.
“The schedule I got from Cologne, it’s the equivalent to three weeks training with Peamount in a week.”
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