Hearts Women sign Saints’ Katie Rood

Hearts new signing, Katie Rood
Katie Rood (right) wins a header for Southampton. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

New Zealand international forward Katie Rood is to join Hearts following the expiration of her contract at Southampton.

The 29-year-old has 15 caps for her country and last season helped the Saints win promotion to the Barclays Women’s Championship, following a play-off win over Wolves.

In 2018 she helped Juventus win their first Serie A title, and has previously played in the UK for Lincoln Ladies, Bristol City and Lewes.

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