This might be the best news of the summer to see Janine Leitzig sign a permanent contract with Leicester. She had a key influence, coming in on loan from Bayern Munich in January and to see her staying on can be a life changer for this team.
They will for their third season compete in WSL after two struggling seasons struggling at the bottom of the table, as survival became the main goal, hopefully this time we will see a Leicester team a bit higher in the tier.
Missy Goodwin has also put pen to paper to a new two year deal, which is wonderfull news as the young lady will be part of a future that looks bright, under the leadership of Willie Kirk and Emile Heskey.
Former Vålerenga defender and New Zealand international Catherine Joan Bott has also extender her deal, also good to see Courtney Nevin agree new terms and staying on.
There are a number of departures as well from the Leicester camp, seeing players released and also taking notice of the retirement of experienced defender Erin Simon. The 28 year old joined Leicester last season, coming in from West Ham, with a previous past, for the former USA youth international, at a few other clubs back home.
Another departure is long servant forward Natasha Flint, who has joined Liverpool. She was last season on loan at Celtic, but will from next season be playing for Liverpool. Her goalscoring record is well known, scoring 20 goals in 47 games for Leicester, and also hammering in goals for former clubs Man City and Blackburn among them.
Four Leicester Women players will take part in the upcoming World Cup. Catherine Joan Bott representing New Zealand, Courtney Nevin and Remi Siemsen being involved for Australia. Ashley Plumptre will also be going, representing Nigieria. The Women’s World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand from the 20th of July to the 20th of August. CJ Bott could be involved in the tournament opener as New Zealand takes on Norway.
The women’s game will just expire and evolve in the next seasons to come as awarness of talent and development of young female footballers will get the better priority and following up. To see Leicester take part in this and hopefully become a major club in WSL as progress continues.
As always be sure to look up our pre-season schedule and updates on all Leicester teams.
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