Midfielder Abbey-Leigh Stringer, who has represented England from U-17 through to U-23 level, joins Everton from Birmingham City.
Speaking to evertontv, Stringer said: “Literally, as soon as I pulled up [at USM Finch Farm] I said to my dad, ‘I want to come here’.
“Andy [Spence] showed me around all the facilities and it looked really good. I just want to kickstart my career again now.”
Stringer says she will aim to use her passing range and vision to lay the platform for Everton’s attacking players to thrive, while chipping in with a few telling contributions at the business end of the pitch herself.
“Paul Scholes is a typical player I look up to,” she revealed. “He got the ball and then moved again. I like to get on the ball as much as I can too – I’m that sort of player.
“I’m a technician, I like to get the ball, find other players and they can go and score. Now I just need to go out and do it. There’s no point talking about it, you need to show it on the pitch.”