Writen by Oluwaseun Oyediji
English Women’s Super League (WSL) side, Tottenham Hotspur has announced the signing of Grace Clinton from fellow WSL outfit, Manchester United.
The 20-year-old English midfielder joins the London club on loan until the end of the 2023/2024 season.
Born in Liverpool, Clinton began at Everton, rising through their youth ranks before making her senior debut for the Toffees in October 2020.
Making 20 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, she then moved to Manchester United ahead of the 2022/2023 campaign before joining Bristol City on loan in January, where she made an instant impact, scoring a stoppage-time winner on her debut to help City to a 3-2 win over Coventry United.
Clinton was a key figure in the Robins’ FA Women’s Championship-winning campaign, scooping the club’s Young Player of the Year award in the process as she provided six goals in her 12 league appearances.
The midfielder has also been capped for England at youth level, making appearances for the Young Lionesses’ Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 sides.
Bethany England coolly dispatched her spot-kick with the calmness and confidence of a seasoned veteran. And yet, when Tottenham center-forward stepped up in the Lionesses’ penalty shootout against Nigeria on Monday, she had never taken a penalty in a shootout at a major tournament before.
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“It was crazy,” she said, speaking in the Lionesses’ Diary Room earlier this week. “It was a bit of a blur. There was so much emotion and you could see the shift that everyone had put in. I just wanted to make sure I came on, brought some energy, and made a bit of an impact.
“I wasn’t sure if it was going to go all the way to penalties or not, but when it did, I felt like we were in good spirits for it. I felt like we were prepared for it. We already knew what our list of takers were.”
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