Nigeria worldwide Ashleigh Plumptre has signed for Saudi Arabian facet Al Ittihad Girls.
Each the membership and the 25-year-old centre-back introduced the information on their social media channels on Wednesday morning.
Plumptre performed at England U23 degree however has since grow to be a senior Nigeria worldwide, with 15 caps and performed in opposition to the Lionesses as they misplaced on penalties within the final 16 of the Ladies’s World Cup this summer season.
She arrives at Al Ittihad having left Leicester, her hometown membership, as a free agent when her contract expired on July 13.
“Grateful to have signed for Al-Ittihad,” she mentioned on X, previously referred to as Twitter. “Excited to begin this journey alongside some unimaginable human beings. My journey of entering into extra of myself continues… It is greater than soccer.”
Plumptre had spent three years with Leicester, throughout which she helped the Foxes win promotion to the Ladies’s Tremendous League for the primary time within the 2020/21 season.
Within the males’s recreation, the 2023 summer season switch window noticed big-name gamers similar to Neymar, Karim Benzema, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Aymeric Laporte all transfer to golf equipment in Saudi Arabia for profitable gives.
With the Saudi switch window now closed, Saudi Professional League golf equipment spent a whopping £784.2m throughout the summer season, in response to Transfermarkt knowledge.
However 87 per cent of that spending was splashed out by simply 4 golf equipment: Al Hilal, Al Ahli, Al Nassr and Al Ittihad. These groups are the 4 Saudi Professional League golf equipment owned by the Public Funding Fund – who additionally personal Newcastle.
Certainly, Al Hilal’s £302.1m web spend is greater than another membership on the earth this summer season.