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Lyon make huge statement with triple signing of Christiane Endler, Signe Bruun and Danielle van de Donk

Lyon have announced the signings of Christiane Endler, Signe Bruun and Danielle van de Donk on the back of the club's first trophy-less season in 15 years.

Endler and Bruun both join from rivals Paris Saint-Germain, the newly-elected French champions that stopped Lyon's run of 14 titles in a row and also dealt them their first UEFA Women's Champions League elimination in seven years. Endler has signed a contract until 2024, while Bruun joins until 2023.

Van de Donk, meanwhile, arrives from Arsenal after six years with the club, signing a two-year deal. She won every domestic trophy on offer - the Women's FA Cup, Continental Cup and Women's Super League - during her time in England.

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Lyon have announced there is a deal in place to sign Perle Morroni too, also from PSG. The club have 'reached an agreement in principle' with the left-back, 'subject to the last administrative formalities'. She will sign a three-year deal.

What statement has Lyon made?

After surrendering both their league and European crowns, some wondered if it was a sign that Lyon's position was weakening, but this announcement shows that is not the case.

To lure two players away from their closest rivals, PSG, shows how one under-par season will not stop the club from being one that players want to play for, such is their history in being a trailblazer in women's football. President Jean-Michel Aulas has long valued the men's and women's teams equally and it has brought the club great success.

When posting the news of her departure from PSG earlier this week, Endler's statement showed how big a draw that is for players. "I want to bet on a club that treats women's football as an equal," she wrote on Instagram.

The Chilean is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will move to Lyon to be their first-choice shot-stopper, with Sarah Bouhaddi having joined NWSL side OL Reign on loan until the end of the year.

Midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan and winger Eugenie Le Sommer have both also moved to the NWSL club on a temporary basis, with Van de Donk and Bruun bolstering those areas of the park in their absence.

Will Lyon make more transfers?

Aulas has been teasing further additions to the team throughout the summer, with U.S. women's national team midfielder Lindsey Horan heavily linked with a move that would see her join the club next year.

In the meantime, Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati, who was player of the match in this year's UWCL final, and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema are both reportedly interesting the seven-time European champions.

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