Crystal Palace Women sign Ria Percival on loan

Crystal Palace's new loan signing, Ria Percival
Ria Percival during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace have signed New Zealand international Ria Percival on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season.

A veteran of four Olympic Games and five World Cups, she has over 160 caps for her country.

The 34-year-old, who can play in either defence or midfield, has been with Spurs for four and a half seasons.

Percival told “I’m excited to get started. The girls have been great with me so far and I’ve heard great things about the club.

“Palace have had a good start to the season, so it’s about coming in, bringing my experience and doing whatever I can to help the team.”

Head coach Laura Kaminski added: “We’re delighted to welcome a player of Ria’s experience, character and quality to Crystal Palace.

“Ria’s skillset perfectly compliments the style of football we are trying to play, and we cannot wait to work with her for the rest of this season.”

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