Hammers Women sign Hawa Cissoko

West Ham's new singing, Hawa Cissoko
Hawa Cissoko tackles England’s Jill Scott. (Photo: Ben Queenborough for FA)

West Ham United Women have signed 23-year-old France international defender Hawa Cissoko from ASJ Soyaux.

“It makes me very happy to join West Ham United,” Cissoko told whufc.com. “I know West Ham is a big club and it is a dream for me to come here and play in England.

Head coach Matt Beard said: “I am delighted to welcome Hawa to West Ham. Hawa is a versatile defender who can offer something a bit different to what we have had in our back-line. She is a very athletic player who doesn’t mind a tackle and comes with a great energy.

“She can also play centre-back and left-back too, which is fantastic for us and gives us options across the defence.

“Hawa is also a fantastic character too with a brilliant personality. She already has the rest of the team laughing and I think she’s going to be a great addition to our squad.”

Cissoko progressed from the Paris Saint-Germain youth team to the seniors before switching to Marseille in 2017,  making her senior international debut the same year.

An U-19 Euros winner and U-20 World Cup runner-up, Cissoko played 41 times for French side Soyaux.

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