Bachman joins Umeå, Chinese FA gives OK to Ma's transfer

16 year old Swiss forward talent Ramona Bachman, who has been offered a contract after her try-out at Umeå IK, has decided to join the Swedish champions. Umeå's coach Andrée Jeglertz calls her an exceptional talent and says that she in spite of her young age is ready to compete for a starting position in the team. She will join Umeå March 1 and is contracted until the end of the 2007 season in November.
Bachman's Swiss club, SC, has confirmed the transfer. Ramona is the third player from the Swiss champions that has left the club for international play recently.
Umeå IK:
Ramona Bachmann väljer UIK!
SC Bachmann geht zum UEFA-Cupfinalisten UMEA

The Chinese Football Association has given green light for Ma Xiaoxu to join Umeå. Umeå's management is working hard to finalize visa and residence permit for the young player, who they hope will be able to join the team by the end of the month.
Svt: Klartecken för Umeås kinesiska stjärna Ma Xiaoxu set for Umea move

And those of you, who are interested and have the neccesary proficiency in Chinese, can (thank's to Markus Juchem at find Ma's own blog at If you drop her February 6 entry in the Babelfish, you will get mostly rubbish, but still be able to understand that she is somewhat bewildered. Makes you wonder if she ever took part in the contract negotiations herself.


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