English Ladies’s Tremendous League (WSL) facet Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan, hailed as a “serial winner”, whose dad and mom hail from Jamaica.
Toronto-born Buchanan, 26, has agreed to a three-year take care of the Blues, who accomplished the league and Ladies’s FA Cup double within the 2021-22 season, having left Lyon this summer season after 5 years in France.
The five-time Champions League winner turned down provides from a number of different WSL golf equipment to maneuver to Kingsmeadow. Particulars of her new contract weren’t disclosed.
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On arrival in London, Buchanan – whose father was born in St Thomas and her mom was initially from Montego Bay – stated: ‘I’m coming to Chelsea with the identical ambition I at all times had – win trophies and turn into the very best on this planet.
“The membership has every little thing to ensure that us to compete in each competitors and it’s time to carry a Champions League trophy to London.
“I’m hoping to carry my expertise to the group and proceed on the profitable pathway that the membership has been on for the previous seasons,” she stated.
“I can’t wait to hitch my new teammates and the teaching employees on this journey.”
Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes added: “Kadeisha is a serial winner on the prime of her recreation and I’ve little doubt we’re signing a world-class participant who has confirmed herself on the world stage.
“She goes to carry a top quality to our group and together with her sensible character and character, we expect she shall be actually favored inside the dressing room. We look ahead to welcoming Kadeisha this summer season.”
Throughout her time with Lyon, Buchanan additionally gained 5 league titles and three home cups.
She was a part of the Canadian squad that claimed gold finally summer season’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo, in addition to bronze in 2016.
Reggae Woman Drew Spence, a 29-year-old midfielder, left Chelsea on the finish of the season, having joined the membership in 2009. One other Reggae Woman, striker Khadija Shaw, 25, performs for WSL rivals Manchester Metropolis.