Red Devils Add Youth to Squad
Ona Batlle: The full-back joins the Red Devils from Levante and has featured for both Spain and Catalonia at a senior level.
Ivana Fuso: A 19-year-old forward who joins United from FC Basel and has represented Germany at youth level.
Trio of Talent Flock to Brighton
Katie Robinson: 17-year-old forward who joins the Seagulls from fellow FAWSL side Bristol City.
Nora Heroum: Finland international with more than 70 caps for her country. Operates as a midfielder and will join from AC Milan.
Inessa Kaagman: Former Everton midfielder who will link-up with Brighton once the new season starts.
Norwegian International Ingrid Moe Wold Signs for Everton
Willie Kirk has added some experience to his team in the form of 30-year-old right-back Ingrid Moe Wold.
Wold once made 195 consecutive league appearances in her native Norway before moving to Madrid in January.
Wold was also part of the Norway team that lost to England in the last 16 of last year’s World Cup.
West Ham Sign Australian International Mackenzie Arnold
The Hammers’ first signing of the summer is Australian goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold.
She made 12 appearances for Brisbane Roar last season, with four clean sheets to her name.
“I am delighted to join West Ham United,” Arnold told whufc.com. “I feel like this move has been something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and I don’t think I could have ended up at a more perfect team for me.
Lucy Staniforth Signs for United
Manchester United have finally announced their first signing of the summer. That signing comes in the form of England international Lucy Staniforth.
The 27-year-old midfielder has signed a two-year deal with the Red Devils following the conclusion of her contract with Birmingham.
“I’m really happy to have signed with Manchester United,” Staniforth told manutd.com.
“It’s the biggest club in the world and I’m so proud to be part of it. I’ve been impressed with the performances from last season and the club’s future ambitions.“
Bristol City Sign Former Liverpool Defender Jemma Purfield
23-year-old fullback Jemma Purfield will join up with the Vixens this pre-season after being part of the Liverpool squad that was relegated to the Championship.
The defender has signed a two-year deal with Tanya Oxtoby’s side.
“I’m delighted to have sign for Bristol City. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to work with the staff and players at the club,” Purfield told bcfc.co.uk.
Poppy Pattinson Signs for Everton
English full-back Poppy Pattinson has joined Everton following the expiration of her contract with Bristol City.
The 20-year-old is one of the biggest English prospects in the league and has repeatedly shown her quality in her time at Bristol.
Pattinson follows Everton captain Lucy Graham in making the move from the Vixens to Merseyside.
Pattinson will wear the number 30 for the Toffees.
Rachael Laws Leaves Reading for Championship Challenge
Goalkeeper Rachael Laws has joined Liverpool to join the Merseyside club for their first season in the Championship.
She spent a successful two seasons with the Royals and will now look to become Liverpool’s first choice.
She played behind Grace Maloney for the majority of last season before getting a run in the first team in January.
Laws has spent time at Liverpool before, spending a season on loan with the Reds in 2013.
Aston Villa Welcome Anita Asante From Chelsea
The Villains continue to bolster their Championship-winning squad with the addition of centre-back Anita Asante. The former England international is a veteran of the game and brings experience in abundance.
Asante, 35, has enjoyed spells in Sweden and America and most recently in England with Chelsea. She has won 18 major trophies in her career and boasts 70 caps with the Lionesses.
Asante told Villa TV: “They’ve shown the desire to win and build on the legacy of the club. I’m delighted to be part of the next part of their journey.”
Megan Wynne Makes Move From Spurs to Bristol
Wales international Megan Wynne has signed for WSL rivals Bristol City after enjoying a loan spell with them last season. Wynne, 27 has penned a one-year deal with the Vixens.
“In my short loan spell at Bristol, I really felt at home. It was an easy decision. I knew this is where I wanted to be,” the winger told Bristol City.
Wynne netted her first goal for her country back in March in a 2-0 win over Estonia.