Chelsea Ladies FC have announced that Karen Carney is joining the club from Birmingham City Ladies. The England international agreed a two-year deal with the Blues. She will officially join Emma Hayes’s team on New Year’s Day.
The 28-year-old midfielder does not hide his satisfaction with her transfer:
”I am thrilled to have signed for Chelsea Ladies. The team won the Double last season to establish themselves as the top club in the country and I am excited about the prospect of helping to build on that.”
”It is the right point in my career to begin a new challenge and having spoken to Emma we share the same ambitions and I firmly believe this is the place to achieve those goals.”
Also Chelsea Ladies manager has praised her new signing :
”I am absolutely delighted Karen has agreed to join the club. She was a major target and a genuine world-class addition to the squad.”
”I know her well having worked with her previously and she has a fantastic character both on and off the pitch. She is a student of the game and brings additional leadership to our squad.”
”I see Karen complimenting the talent we already possess in the final third. All our attacking players will benefit hugely from her vision and passing.”