OFFICIAL! Chelsea Unveils RECORD-BREAKING Signing Lauren James From United (PHOTOS)
Chelsea have officially unveiled Lauren James after undergoing her medicals and signing a four year deal, MySportDab reports.
The forward is delighted to be joining the Blues as she was part of their youth Academy before leaving for Arsenal.
Lauren James have now being officially unveiled by Chelsea after signing from Manchester United women team.
The forward made her debut for Arsenal aged 16 in October 2017 before she signed her first professional contract for Manchester United in July 2018 to play for the Red Devils.
Lauren James scored 14 goals in 18 league appearances to help Manchester United gain promotion to the top flight of women’s football in England with their first try.
Her brilliant performance later earned her a callup to represent England at the underage category which she later gained a senior callup.
Lauren James is the junior sister to Blues defender Reece, many would already know that as she was with her brother when Chelsea won the Champions League.
British media reported that the deal, worth £200,000 ($275,220) with bonuses, is the biggest between WSL clubs in history.
Here Is What James Said After Signing:
‘It’s a great feeling to come back home, to a great club, the club I started at the age of six.
‘To be able to play for the first team now and come back here to Emma and the rest of the group is a great feeling.
‘I’m excited to get started and I can’t wait to meet all the fans at Kingsmeadow when the new season kicks in.’
She has been given the number 19 jersey ahead of the new season which will see her join the rest of the team in training.
Emma Hayes Also Added:
‘Lauren is an exciting, young talent who we have admired for a while.
‘When the opportunity came up to sign her, we felt now was the right time to bring her back to the club.
‘We’re excited to see how she develops in the coming years and look forward to welcoming her to pre-season training.’