Aston Villa have announced their sixth signing of the Women’s Super League transfer window.
Former Birmingham City goalkeeper Hannah Hampton joins the Villans on a two-year contract.
The 20-year-old was an ever-present member of the Birmingham team last season, starting all WSL matches and helping her team survive relegation.
Hampton has been called up to the England senior squad on a training basis on multiple occasions, but she is yet to be handed a competitive debut. She has also been training with Team GB ahead of the summer Olympics.
Hampton is a highly rated goalkeeper and has showcased her capabilities on numerous occasions. It’s likely she will be given more opportunities on the international stage in the near future, and perhaps her first senior cap.
Reunited with Ward
The shot-stopper will be reunited with her former Blues boss when she makes the move across the city. Carla Ward recently left Birmingham and joined Aston Villa as head coach.
Hampton’s new manager had a lot of praise for her latest signing. Ward said: “Hannah is up there with the best goalkeepers in the WSL. She is a really gifted individual who can play with both feet and is comfortable under pressure.”
Hampton will link up with the likes of Alisha Lehmann and Meaghan Sergeant, who also join Villa ahead of the new season.