Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
Amidst days of speculations, English Women’s Super League (WSL) side, Arsenal FC confirmed that Alessia Russo has joined the club on a permanent deal.
The 24-year-old England international joins the Gunners following the expiry of her contract with another English side, Manchester United.
Alessia spent her youth career with Charlton Athletic and Chelsea FC, where she made her senior debut in the FA Women’s League Cup in 2016. A move to Brighton & Hove Albion followed in 2017, with Alessia making her first appearance in the Women’s Super League at the south-coast club.
The forward then moved to the United States of America (USA) to play college football with the North Carolina Tar Heels, where she lined up alongside our defender Lotte Wubben-Moy.
In 2020, Alessia joined Manchester United, where she scored 26 goals in 59 appearances in all competitions in her three years with the club.
At international level, Alessia has scored 11 goals in 21 appearances for the Lionesses and was part of the squad that won the UEFA Women’s European Championship on home soil in 2022. Alessia scored four goals in the tournament, including a memorable backheel in the semi-final against Sweden which was named Goal of the Tournament by UEFA and was later nominated for the 2022 FIFA Puskas Award.
After completing her switch to the London club, the player expressed her excitements as she wants to win titles with the team.
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“I’m really excited to be here and I can’t wait to get going,” said Alessia on the club website.
“I want to win trophies – as does everyone in this club. I can’t wait to get stuck in and grow as a player – it’s a new challenge and a new environment.”
As reported yesterday on this platform making references to sources in England, Alessia successfully completed her switch to Arsenal before the kick off of the World Cup later this month.
With her future now sealed, she can now focus on the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in a bid to help her country win its first World title after last year’s success in Europe.
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