Bristol City Women have signed 22-year-old Vita van der Linden, who featured for Ajax throughout their 2018/19 Champions League campaign last season.
Manager Tanya Oxtoby told the club’s website: “We knew at the start of the year that their was a possibility Julie Biesmans was going to depart this summer to be closer to home, which is something we wanted to support after everything she had given the club during her time here. Knowing this we wanted to be proactive and explore our midfield options and once we identified Vita, we knew straight away she would be a great fit for us both on and off the pitch, so it’s fantastic finally be able to officially welcome her on board.”
“She is a very gifted footballer and we are confident this is the right environment to help her reach her potential as a person and player. Her technical and physical capabilities are exceptional, and we are confident she will help develop the style of play we are trying to implement here at the club.”
Van der Linden said: “Tanya’s vision and how she want us to play matches my way of thinking and I feel if we can put her vision into play on the pitch we will have a great year.
“Last season was brilliant for the club and I only want to do better, we will fight to be better as a group and I think we can accomplish that together.”