Dutch international Tessel Middag joins West Ham Ladies

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West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Netherlands international midfielder Tessel Middag.

She follows Jane Ross to the Hammers from Manchester City, where her two-year spell was hit by a long-term injury.

“Signing someone of Tessel’s calibre shows that we want to compete in this league,” General manager Karen Ray told whufc.com. “The experience she brings from her time at Manchester City will benefit the environment we are creating at West Ham.

“We are all excited to welcome Tessel to the club and look forward to supporting the next stage of her career. A true professional and a fantastic addition to the family.”

The 25-year-old made her international debut for the Netherlands in 2012 and has gone on to make 44 appearances, scoring four goals.