The four most exciting transfers to the WSL this season
Let’s take a look at four of the most exciting transfers to the WSL this season. By Nick Allen
Spurs secured the most high-profile transfer with a loan deal for US soccer star Alex Morgan. It presents a huge opportunity for Tottenham Hotspur Women who have only played in the WSL for one season so far, finishing seventh. Morgan will be eager for game time having given birth to her daughter in May.
Morgan arrives in North London with an exceptional international goalscoring record of 107 goals in 169 games. At club level she has notched up 15 goals in 36 matches for Portland FC and 18 goals in 53 games for Orlando Pride. The 31-year old also enjoyed a hugely successful loan to Lyon during their 2016-2017 season picking up the domestic league and cup titles as well as the Champions League.
The loan move from Orlando Pride is still subject to Morgan being granted a visa.
The versatile Danish striker/midfielder joined Chelsea for a record fee of £250,000 from Wolfsburg this summer. The 27-year-old enjoyed four successful seasons at Wolfsburg picking up four consecutive domestic league and cup trophies as well as reaching two Champions League finals in 2017-18 and 2019-20.
Harder has come off the bench in Chelsea’s first two games so far this season against Man Utd away and Bristol City at home. In the latter game she scored her first goal for the club – a delightful backheel – as the Blues put nine past the hapless Robins.
The 27-year-old joined Man City this summer after a highly successful season at Lyon where she won the treble. The left-back who captained Manchester United for one season has also made 46 appearances for England.
Greenwood made her first appearance for her new club on Sunday in a goalless draw at home to Brighton.
Lucy Bronze joins Alex Greenwood in swapping Lyon for Man City after picking up three successive Champions League titles with the French Club. Man City are no doubt hoping that a player like Bronze will help them win the elusive Champions League trophy. Man City will also be eager to pick up their first WSL trophy since the 2016 season.
The twenty-eight-year-old right back had played at Man City for three years between 2014-2017 making 33 appearances. She has been capped by England 81 times.
Despite a strengthened squad, online sportsbooks still have Chelsea as favourites to win the WSL this season.
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