Chelsea Women sign Canadian international Ashley Lawrence

Chelsea Women sign Canadian international Ashley Lawrence
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Chelsea have signed Canadian defender Ashley Lawrence, who joins the Blues from Paris Saint-Germain on 1 July 2023.

Selected to represent Canada at the World Cup, the 28-year-old agreed a deal until the summer of 2026 following six years at PSG.

Lawrence told ‘I’m really excited and grateful to be joining such a top club in England and in Europe. There are a lot of emotions, excitement and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, the rest of the players and staff, and to next season.’

Manager Emma Hayes commented: ‘Ashley has established herself as one of the best full-backs in the women’s game for both club and country. Her ability to get forward, her progressive play into the final third is a standout strength and she can play on both the left and right side. We’re really looking forward to having her with us.’

General manager Paul Green added: ‘We’ve tracked Ashley over a number of years and we are thrilled to bring her in to the club. Ashley is one of the best attacking full-backs in the world and will add another dimension to our play.’

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