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United swoop for Gemma Evans
Manchester United are delighted to announce the signing of Wales international Gemma Evans on a permanent deal.
The experienced defender joins United after spells with former WSL sides Bristol City and Reading FC Women, and was ranked third highest in the WSL for shots blocked (19 in total) last campaign.
With over 50 international caps, Gemma will link up with fellow Wales compatriot Hayley Ladd in Manchester – with whom she has formed a formidable centre back partnership for her country.
Gemma Evans commented on her signing: “It’s a massive honour to sign here. It’s something I’ve dreamt about. The ambition of the club is what brought me here. Seeing how well the girls did last year was amazing. It’s just an unbelievable feeling to be here now. The progression of the club is something I want to be onboard with and help build on the amazing foundations already here.”
United manager Marc Skinner added: “Gemma will bring a wealth of experience to our playing squad and offer even more versatility to our playing style. Her international credentials and WSL experience will help us, as we navigate multiple competitions. We are delighted to welcome Gemma into our Manchester United family.”
Polly Bancroft, Director of Football, said: “We are delighted that Gemma has chosen to join us at Manchester United. Her defensive knowledge and overall understanding of the game will be invaluable to our squad, as we compete on several fronts this season.”