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Source: Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema to join Paris Saint-Germain

Anette Vazquez of Mexico fights for the ball with Jordyn Huitema of Canada during a 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The 17-year-old forward from Chilliwack, B.C., announced Thursday that she is forgoing college to turn pro. While Huitema did not disclose her destination, a source said it is the French powerhouse. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matilde Campodonico
January 25, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema appears headed to Paris Saint-Germain.

The 17-year-old forward from Chilliwack, B.C., announced Thursday that she is forgoing college to turn pro. While Huitema did not disclose her destination, a source said it is the French powerhouse.

Huitema, who is in Grade 12, would have to wait until May when she turns 18 to join PSG.

Huitema, who has already won 16 caps for Canada, made two guest appearances for PSG at the International Champions Cup last July. The French club is also home to fellow Canadian international Ashley Lawrence.

The Wasserman Media Group, which represents Huitema, did not immediately respond to an email about her future.

Huitema would become the latest Canadian international to head overseas.

The 23-woman Canadian roster for the recent 1-0 friendly win over Norway featured eight players including Lawrence with European clubs. The others were Stephanie Labbe (Linkopings FC, Sweden); Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais, France); Vanessa Gilles (Les Girondins de Bordeaux, France); Shannon Woeller, (Eskilstuna United DFF, Sweden); Jenna Hellstrom, (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Janine Beckie (Manchester City, England); and Adriana Leon (West Ham, England).

Huitema first trained with the national team at 14. She made her senior debut at 15 at the Algarve Cup in March 2017 and drew more attention three months later as a 16-year-old, scoring twice off the bench against Costa Rica.

Last January she won the Golden Boot as top scorer at the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. In April and June, serving as captain, she helped Canada qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Uruguay, where she scored three goals in helping Canada to a fourth-place finish in December.

In 2018, she became the first player to score for Canada's under-17, under-20 and senior teams in the same year. She notched 10 goals in 16 youth international (CONCACAF and FIFA) matches in 2018 and added four more in eight games with the senior side.

In December, she was named the CSA's Female Youth International Player of the Year.

Huitema is part of a so-called Super REX Centre program that allows top female soccer prospects from across Canada to attend school, train, and play together in Burnaby, B.C., where she lives with a billet family.

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