West Ham Women welcome Canadian international winger

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West Ham United have signed experienced Canadian international Adriana Leon, formerly of Seattle Reign.

Leon has 54 caps for Canada, netting 12 goals and was the second highest scorer at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

“It’s great to make this move over. I really wanted a change and I was keen to be playing at the top level in what is a crucial year, Leon told whufc.com.

“The World Cup is coming up with Canada and I want to play as much as possible, and West Ham is a really good challenge for me.”

“I’m really excited to get going in the FA WSL. I’ve heard the league is physical and there is a lot of emphasis on technical play. It will be good for me to continue my development here.”

Head coach Matt Beard is thrilled to bring the 26-year-old to the FAWSL, having previously worked with her at Boston Breakers, and believes the winger will add further quality to his already talented squad.

“I am delighted to welcome Adriana to our side,” Beard said. “I had a great working relationship with her at Boston, and she brings a winning mentality with her to West Ham.

“Dri will bring goals and assists to our side. With us still being a relatively new group, she will add some more experience to our squad and even more quality to the final third.”