West Ham Women land Swiss striker Alisha Lehmann

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West Ham United have signed forward Alisha Lehmann, who joins from BSC Young Boys Frauen and featured for Switzerland at this summer’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

Lehmann started all three games for the European Championship hosts, scoring twice.

“I’m very happy to be here in England,” Lehmann told whufc.com. “I can’t wait to play my first game for West Ham.

“West Ham is a good team with a lot of good players and I’m happy to play for this team. I’m so excited to play in England, it’s a new part of my life and I’m happy to be here.”

General manager Karen Ray said: “Alisha is an exciting and talented young player. Her continued experience with the Switzerland national team will bring an increased level of ambition and game understanding.

“Matt [Beard] expressed his interest in Alisha to us very early on and since joining the team after competing in the U-19 European Championships, she has begun challenging herself and the others around her to raise the level.

“Alisha will be a handful for our opponents and we are looking forward to supporting this next stage of her career.”