Chelsea sign French defender Ève Perisset until 2025

Ève Perisset
STRASBOURG, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Klara Buhl of Germany battles for possession with Eve Perisset of France during the Women's International Friendly match between France and Germany at La Meinau Stadium on June 10, 2021 in Strasbourg, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Club and player were heavily linked in the past few days, but now it’s official: Ève Perisset is a Chelsea player. The French defender signed a contract that will make her a Chelsea player until June 2025.

Ève Perisset: Chelsea’s new asset in defence

Chelsea will get a skilled and experienced defender in Ève Perisset. The 27-year-old defender played for Bordeaux in the French D1 Arkema where she not only impressed in the full-back position but can play higher up the pitch with her ability to spot runs. She has a good passing game and can finish herself too. She will bring experience to the Chelsea squad having played over 125 games in her career for both club and country.

Ève Perisset: happy to be in WSL

Ève Perisset said on the Chelsea website: “It’s a fantastic honour to join Chelsea and to be the first French female player to become a Blue! I am very thankful for the opportunity that has been given to me. The time was right for me to make this big move to London and join the English Super League and I cannot wait to meet the team and the fans later this summer at Kingsmeadow and at the famous Stamford Bridge!”

Emma Hayes on Perisset

Emma Hayes is very content with the new signing: “Eve brings a wealth of experience and is a versatile player who is able to play in both full-back positions and midfield. A tenacious defender, with her mentality and professionalism we have no doubt she will complement the group well.”

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