Gemma Davison among Tottenham Women’s seven signings

Photo: Kieran McManus for The FA

Tottenham Hotspur have announced a group of seven newcomers to their squad ahead of their first ever FAWSL campaign, including Gemma Davison from Reading.

Davison (32) has won the Super League four times, is a two-time FA Women’s Cup winner and capped 16 times by England.

Spurs have taken two players from West Ham in goalkeeper Becky Spencer and defender Ria Percival – who has made a record 143 appearances for New Zealand.

Forward Lucy Quinn joins after two seasons at Birmingham City for whom she played 33 times. In 2017, she represented England at the Euro Beach Soccer Cup and Great Britain in the World University Games.

Lucy Quinn in action for Birmingham City last season. (Photo: Ian Walton for The FA)

Left-sided defender Siri Worm signs from Everton, she has over 30 caps for the Netherlands and won five Dutch Eredivisie titles with FC Twente.

England U-21 international midfielder Chloe Peplow transfers from Brighton & Hove Albion. She was on the bench for Birmingham City in the 2017 FA Women’s Cup Final and made the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup last summer.

Forward Rosella Ayane also brings experience of the Super League with her as she joins from Bristol City. The 23-year-old helped City to a sixth-place finish in the division last term.

All player signings remain subject to FA confirmation.

Heather Cowan, the club’s Head of Women’s Football, said: “Our coaching team of Karen Hills and Juan Amoros have worked tirelessly over the summer to assemble a squad ready for our step up to the Women’s Super League.

“We’re immensely proud of the journey our players and staff have been on to get to this point and we’re pleased to see our squad taking shape ahead of this exciting new era.

“It goes without saying that we’re delighted to welcome some new faces to the club, who bring a mix of talent, experience and, in some cases, extensive international pedigree to the table. It’s also fantastic that we’ve been able to retain 11 players from our promotion-winning side from last season.

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