Spurs sign Angharad James after Orlando Pride departure

Angharad James in action for Wales
Angharad James of Wales during the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Qualifier match between Wales Women and Norway Women at Cardiff City Stadium on October 27, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Wales international Angharad James has joined Tottenham Hotspur following her recent departure from NWSL outfit Orland Pride.

The midfielder has penned a deal until 2024, with the option to extend for a further year.

James made 11 appearances for the Pride after signing in December 2021. The Pride has also seen departures from notable players including Sydney Leroux and Amy Turner.

James began her Women’s Super League career in 2011 at Arsenal. She went on to play for the likes of Notts County and Everton before signing for Reading. She made 29 appearances for the Royals and started every game for the side during the 2020/21 campaign.

In February 2021, James decided to make the switch to the NWSL where she signed for the North Carolina Courage. During her time with the club, she made 17 appearances and scored one goal.

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On top of her club career, James is an experienced international for Wales with 97 appearances for her country. In 2017, she was named Wales Womens’ Player of the Year and received back-to-back Young Player of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014.

She will return to England for the 2022/23 season and will look to help Spurs continue their impressive form.

“I am pleased to welcome Haz to the Club, having previously worked together at Arsenal and Wales national team,” Spurs manager Rehanne Skinner said. “She is a very experienced midfielder who will add quality to the team both in and out of possession.”

Spurs kick-off their 2022/23 WSL campaign on September 10th against Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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