Emily Syme signs on season-long loan for Sheffield United Women

Sheffield United's loan signing, Emily Syme

Sheffield United Women have signed attacking midfielder Emily Syme from Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old creative midfielder, who can also play in attack, made her top-level debut for Bristol City as a 16-year-old back in 2017, before joining Yeovil Town where she played regularly for a season in the FA WSL in the 2018-19 campaign.

The former England U-21 international then helped Aston Villa win promotion from the FA Women’s Championship, last season playing eight times in the FA WSL.

Manager Neil Redfearn said: “Emily is another great signing for us and we’re thankful to Villa for loaning her out to us. She’s still young but had quite a lot of experience for a young player, she’s been promoted out of the Championship with Villa, so she knows the way out of this division.

“She adds goals to the midfield and adds a little bit more quality and game-craft in and around the box, so she’s a good addition.”

Syme herself said:“I’m very excited. I’ve had a bit of a tour, it all looks very good, I’m very excited to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

“I think it’s a very ambitious club, it wants to compete in the league and competition is what will make everyone around here better.”

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