Aston Villa Women sign keeper and loan another to Charlton

Aston Villa's new signing, Anna Leat
Anna Leat during the New Zealand squad announcement for the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by Greg Bowker/Getty Images for NZOC )

Aston Villa have signed Anna Leat from West Ham on a two-year deal, while Sian Rogers goes to Charlton Athletic on loan.

Leat is a 21-year-old New Zealand international who made her senior debut for the Hammers last season.

She told “Aston Villa is an incredible club with a lot of history and it is an honour to join.”

“The women’s game, and this league is in such an exciting place and I can’t wait to be a part of this team’s journey.”

Rogers helped Aston Villa to the Championship title and the 24-year-old has made over 60 appearances for the club.

Charlton Athletic's new signing, Sian Rogers
Sian Rogers in action for Aston Villa. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Set to spend the whole of the 2022-23 campaign with the Addicks, Rogers told “I am looking to take myself out of my comfort zone. I have been at Aston Villa now for five years and when this opportunity came up it was something I had to take with both hands, I am looking forward to the challenge of the Championship this season.”

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