Leicester City Women sign Young Lioness

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Leicester City Women have signed England youth forward Annabel Blanchard, who captained Liverpool to the FA WSL Development League title last season.

Blanchard netted 10 goals in 14 games as the Reds became champions with three games to spare.

She made her first team debut in April 2018 and was named in the first team squad on a number of occasions during 2018/19.

The youngster also has England experience having been part of the squad which finished fourth in the 2018 UEFA Women’s Championship in Lithuania.

Speaking to LCWFC TV, Blanchard said: “I wanted a new challenge, I was looking to develop more as a player and put myself into a new environment.”

Leicester City Women Manager, Jonathan Morgan said: “Annabel is a player we’ve followed closely for the past 12 months, she’s a player that is going to bring a lot of excitement to the Championship.

She’s technically fantastic, she’s got a great eye for goal and her movement off the ball is brilliant.”

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