Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
English side, Manchester United Women have confirmed that midfielder Vilde Boe Risa has joined Spanish Liga F side Club Atletico de Madrid Femenino on a permanent deal.
Boe Risa joined United in July 2021 and made 44 appearances in red, scoring eight goals in the process.
On the international stage, Vilde proudly represented her country at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup – making it to the round of 16, before exiting the competition at the hands of Japan. Everyone at Manchester United has sent their appreciation to Vilde for her loyal service, and she will always be welcome at the football club.
The Norway international was a key member of United’s 2022/2023 squad, which saw the team finish second in the WSL, secure Champions League qualification for the first time, and make it to their maiden FA Cup final.
The 28-year-old moves to Spain following two years in England, having signed for United in July 2021.
During her two years with the club, Boe Risa made 29 appearances in the Women’s Super League and 15 across-cup competitions, scoring eight goals.
West Ham United women’s team has confirmed the signing of Japan international Riko Ueki.
The 24-year-old forward joins the Club from the Japanese WE League side, Tokyo Verdy Beleza, subject to a work permit being granted.
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Ueki broke into the Beleza senior team in June 2016, marking her debut with a goal in a League Cup match against Speranza Osaka. Since then, Ueki has been a regular for the side, making over 130 appearances and helping them to successive league titles between 2016 and 2019.
On the international stage, Ueki has 25 caps for Japan, with her breakout year coming in 2022 when she scored eight times in eleven appearances.
The forward featured in every match for her country at this summer’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, scoring against Zambia and grabbing a goal and an assist in an impressive 4-0 win over eventual winners Spain in the group stage.
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