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FA Women’s Super League status – All transfers ahead of the 2020/2021 season

Updated September 18

Ahead of the new 2020-2021 season of the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) the clubs have, since the transfer window opened on June 19, until September 10 to find the right fits for their team.

What’s changed from last season, a season which was prematurely ended in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is that Liverpool were relegated to FA Women’s Championship and Aston Villa were promoted to FA WSL.

The status in terms of new signings, departures, retirements (September 18) in the 12 FA WSL clubs are as follows:

(contract extensions are not included in “New signings”)

Arsenal

NEW SIGNINGS: Stephanie Catley (Melbourne City/OL Reign), Malin Gut (Grasshopper Zurich), Lydia Williams (Melbourne City), Noëlle Maritz (Wolfsburg), Lotte Wubben-Moy (North Carolina Tar Heels)

LEAVING: Ruby Grant (University of North Carolina / West Ham United), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Atlético Madrid), Katrin Veje (FC Rosengård), Emma Mitchell (Reading), Danielle Carter (Reading), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Mel Filis (London Bees)

Aston Villa

NEW SIGNINGS: Chloe Arthur (Birmingham), Anita Asante (Chelsea), Diana Silva (Sporting CP), Lisa Weiß (Olympique Lyonnais), Caroline Siems (Turbine Potsdam), Ramona Petzelberger (SGS Essen), Stine Larsen (FC Fleury 91)

LEAVING: Jade Richards, Kerri Welsh, Alice Hassall, Phoebe Warner, Mel Johnson, Charlotte Greengrass, Sophie Maierhofer, Daniela Kosinska

Birmingham City

NEW SIGNINGS: Christie Murray (Liverpool), Rachel Corsie (loan – Utah Royals), Chloe McCarron (Linfield), Georgia Brougham (loan – Everton), Jamie-Lee Napier (loan – Chelsea), Destiney Toussaint (London Bees), Mollie Green (Manchester United)

LEAVING: Brianna Visalli (Houston Dash), Georgia Brougham (end of loan – Everton), Adrienne Jordan (OL Reign), Alex Brooks, Lucy Staniforth (Manchester United), Chloe Arthur (Aston Villa), Kerys Harrop (Tottenham Hotspur), Rachel Williams (Tottenham Hotspur)

Brighton & Hove Albion

NEW SIGNINGS: Katie Startup ( Charlton), Katie Robinson ( Bristol City), Nora Heroum ( AC Milan) Inessa Kaagman (Everton), Lee Geum-min (loan – Manchester City), Rebekah Stott (Melbourne City), Denise O’Sullivan (loan – North Carolina Courage)

LEAVING: Maxine Bennink (end of loan – Reading), Sophie Harris, Ini Umotong (Växjö DFF), Kate Natkiel (Crystal Palace), Fern Whelan, Amanda Nildén (Eskilstuna United), Lea Le Garrec (FC Fleury), Matilde Lundorf (Juventus), Laura Rafferty (loan – Bristol City)

Bristol City

NEW SIGNINGS: Ella Mastrantonio (Western Sydney Wanderers), Aimee Palmer (Man Utd), Megan Wynne (Tottenham), Jemma Purfield (Liverpool), Emma Bissell (Manchester City), Laura Rafferty (loan – Brighton & Hove Albion)

LEAVING: Poppy Pattinson (Everton), Olivia Chance, Katie Robinson (Brighton), Jeon Ga-Eul (Reading), Eartha Cumings (Charlton Athletic), Frankie Brown, Loren Dykes (Cardiff City)

Chelsea

NEW SIGNINGS: Melanie Leupolz (FC Bayern Munich), Niamh Charles (Liverpool), Jessie Fleming (UCLA Bruins), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg)

LEAVING: Adelina Engman (Montpellier HSC), Deanna Cooper (Reading), Anita Asante (Aston Villa), Ramona Bachmann (PSG), Jamie-Lee Napier (loan – Birmingham City)

Everton

NEW SIGNINGS: Poppy Pattinson (Bristol City), Ingrid Moe Wold (Madrid CFF), Nicoline Sørensen (Brøndby), Rikke Sevecke (FC Fleury), Valérie Gauvin (Montpellier), Claire Emslie (loan – Orlando Pride)

LEAVING: Inessa Kaagman (Brighton & Hove Albion), Hannah Cain (Leicester City), Kirstie Levell (Leicester City), Taylor Hinds (Liverpool), Esme Morgan ( end of loan – Man City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Georgia Brougham (loan – Birmingham City)

Manchester City

NEW SIGNINGS: Chloe Kelly ( Everton), Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais), Alex Greenwood (Olympique Lyonnais), Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign)

LEAVING: Pauline Bremer (Wolfsburg), Tessa Wullaert (Anderlecht), Lee Geum-min (loan – Brighton & Hove Albion), Matilde Fidalgo (SL Benfica), Emma Bissell (Bristol City)

Manchester United

NEW SIGNINGS:  Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham), Ona Battle (Levante), Ivana Fuso (FC Basel), Christen Press (Utah Royals), Tobin Heath (Portlands Thorns), Alessia Russo (North Carolina Tar Heels)

LEAVING: Aurora Mikalsen (Tottenham Hotspur), Aimee Palmer (Bristol City), Lizzie Arnot (Rangers FC), Siobhan Chamberlain (retirement), Mollie Green (Birmingham City)

Reading

NEW SIGNINGS: Danielle Carter ( Arsenal), Emma Mitchell (Arsenal), Deanna Cooper (Chelsea), Erin Nayler (Bordeaux), Jess Fishlock (loan – OL Reign), Jeon Ga-eul (Bristol City)

LEAVING: Jade Moore (Orlando Pride), Sophie Howard (Leicester City), Mayumi Pacheco (West Ham), Charlie Estcourt, Millie Farrow (Leicester City), Jo Potter, Maxine Bennink, Remi Allen (Leicester City), Rachel Laws (Liverpool), Lisa Marie Utland (Rosenborg), Mia Cruickshank (West Ham)

Tottenham Hotspur

NEW SIGNINGS:  Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Rachel Williams (Birmingham City), Aurora Mikalsen (Manchester United), Shelina Zadorsky (loan – Orlando Pride), Alanna Kennedy (loan – Orlando Pride), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)

LEAVING: Emma Mitchell (end of loan – Arsenal), Sophie McLean, Chloe Morgan (Crystal Palace), Coral-Jade Haines (Crystal Palace), Megan Wynne (Bristol City), Jenna Schillacci (retirement)

West Ham United

NEW SIGNINGS: Mackenzie Arnold (Brisbane Roar), Mayumi Pacheco (Reading), Kateřina Svitková (Slavia Prague), Hawa Cissoko (ASJ Soyaux), Nor Mustafa (Eskilstuna United), Ruby Grant (Arsenal), Emily van Egmond (loan – Orlando Pride), Mia Cruickshank (Reading), Rachel Daly (loan – Houston Dash)

LEAVING: Katharina Banauch (retirement), Anna Moorhouse (Bordeaux), Tessel Middag (Fiorentina), Esmee De Graaf (Leicester City), Vyan Sampson, Ruesha Littlejohn (Leicester City), Olivia Smith (London Bees), Julia Simic (AC Milan), Jacynta Galabadaarachchi (Napoli)

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