Aston Villa Women have signed 35-year-old England international defender Anita Asante from Chelsea.
Asante makes the move after her second spell at Chelsea, having also played is USA and Sweden, while racking up 71 caps for the Lionesses playing for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics.
Villa Head Coach Davies told avfc.co.uk: “Anita will be joining us from Chelsea Women with an already tremendous amount of experience in the FA Women’s Super League, having also represented England at major tournaments.
“Anita’s on-ball ability lends itself superbly to that of a modern-day centre-half – happy to play in tight spaces, play under pressure and creative passes between lines.
“This is what a centre-half at Aston Villa looks like. But it’s her character and desire to be the best that sets her apart.”