England worldwide and Euro 2022 winner Rachel Daly has signed for Aston Villa from the Houston Sprint for an undisclosed charge, the golf equipment introduced Tuesday.
Daly began all six video games for England on this summer season’s European Championship, together with the ultimate when the Lionesses beat Germany after further time to win their first ever main trophy. Whereas Daly operated at left-back for England, Villa signaled they they plan to utilise her additional ahead when the Ladies’s Tremendous League will get underway subsequent month.
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“It is a massive signing for us and one we have labored exhausting on finishing. Rachel is a prime ahead and a confirmed goalscorer,” Villa supervisor Carla Ward mentioned.
“Having carried out admirably at full-back this summer season, she confirmed us that she is a participant you merely want in your group.
“However for us, she is a ahead and we will not wait to see her scoring objectives.”
Daly, who beforehand had spells in England with Leeds United, Lincoln Girls and West Ham United, was drafted No. 6 general within the 2016 Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League faculty draft. The 30-year-old made 116 appearances for Houston in all competitions, scoring 42 objectives and including 12 assists, serving to the group to win the 2020 NWSL Problem Cup.
“Rachel has been an integral a part of the Houston Sprint for seven years and he or she can be missed not solely as a world-class footballer, but additionally as a pushed and passionate chief on and off the pitch,” Sprint president Jessica O’Neill mentioned.
“This switch will lead to Rachel being a lot nearer to her family members, a request we wished to make each effort to honor. We’re deeply grateful for the dedication and loyalty she’s proven to this metropolis and need her one of the best in her subsequent journey.”