Reading FC Women have signed a former WSL champion and FA Cup winner in striker Natasha Dowie from AC Milan.
A full England international, Dowie (32) scored 14 goals in 24 league and cup matches for Milan and has also played in Australia, the USA, Norway and Sweden
She has previously helped Everton win the FA Women’s Cup final, won the WSL while at Liverpool, for whom she netted 46 times in 67 appearances.
Manager Kelly Chambers told readingfc.co.uk: “I am delighted to bring Tash to Reading. Tash is someone that I have been watching for the last 18 months. I wanted to bring Tash in last season but she had different aspirations at the time but I am delighted to now call her a Reading player. Tash is going to be a great addition for us, firstly because she is a proven goal scorer where ever she has played but also she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the side.
“Looking over the last couple of seasons there is no hiding from the fact that we haven’t been ruthless enough in front of goal with the amount of chances we have created in games so bringing Tash in will bring a player who is more comfortable in those areas and will definitely add to the quality I ready have.
“Tash has very high standards and is a player that wants to keep improving but also wants to help the team push forward. I am extremely excited to work with Tash and keep pushing this team in the right direction.”