England’s Rachel Daly joins Aston Villa ahead of new Women’s Super League season | Soccer News


Aston Villa Women have signed England international Rachel Daly.

Fresh off becoming European champions with the Lionesses, Daly joins National Women’s Soccer League side Houston Dash in the United States for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old returns to England, where she spent spells playing for Leeds, Lincoln and West Ham.

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Daly was a key part of Sarina Wiegman’s Euro winning side this summer

Daly played as a left-back for Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman at the Euros this summer, but has already been used further up the pitch.

Manager Carla Ward said: “He’s a big signing for us and we’ve worked hard to complete him. Rachel is a top striker and proven goalscorer.

“Having performed admirably at the back this summer, she has shown us that she is a player you simply need in your team.

Rachel Daly

“But for us she is a striker and we can’t wait to see her score.”

Aston Villa begin their WSL season with a trip to Brighton on Sunday September 11.

Key dates for the 2022/23 season

  • Barclays Women’s Championship opening weekend: August 20/21, 2022
  • Barclays Women’s Super League opening weekend: SSeptember 10/11, 2022
  • FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final: March 4/5, 2023
  • Last weekend of the Barclays Women’s Championship: April 29/30, 2023
  • Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final: May 14, 2023
  • Last weekend of the Barclays Women’s Super League: May 27/28, 2023




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