Australian international Tameka Yallop to sign for West Ham Women

Tameka Yallop to join West Ham
Tameka Yallop (13) in action for Brisbane Roar. (Photo: Darren England / AAP via Imago)

West Ham United Women are to sign 29-year-old Australian international midfielder Tameka Yallop.

Capped 82 times for the Matildas, Yallop will join up with the Irons in the summer from Norwegian top-flight team Klepp IL – formerly managed by Hammers boss Ollie Harder.

Yallop told of her move to the WSL: “It’s a league that’s been getting stronger and stronger over the last couple of years and I’m excited to have the chance of playing in the competition for West Ham United.

“I think that the WSL will suit the sort of player that I am because I enjoy the physical, fast-paced nature of European style football. It’s a good balance of technical possession and fast transition play.”

“We’re extremely pleased to have Tameka on board for the upcoming season,” Harder said. “She is somebody that I know well, brings a lot of professionalism and athleticism, and is a top-class player.”

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