Everton have signed England midfielder Izzy Christiansen on an 18-month deal from UEFA Women’s Champions League holders Lyon.
The 28-year-old who has made 31 appearances for her country will link up with Willie Kirk’s side for the second half of the 2019/20 season.
Christiansen began her senior career with Everton in 2008 after joining from Manchester United’s Centre of Excellence, where she played alongside current club captain Dan Turner.
Christiansen told evertonfc.com: “I am really happy to be back at Everton, I have a lot of friends here and it is a huge club, so I can’t wait to get going.
“I used to train at USM Finch Farm when I played for Everton back in the day and I can see how the training facility has grown. The fact that the women’s team are fully integrated within this great facility is testament to that.”
Having won the FA WSL, FA Cup and Continental Cup with Manchester City and Trophee des Championnes in France, Christiansen is hoping to bring a winning mentality to Everton.
She added: “I’m here to try to develop, win and enjoy everything that goes with being a professional footballer. I am confident this is the right club and that I can bring a winning mentality while continuing the great work from the first half of the season.”