Southampton FC Women sign young forward Emma Thompson from Chelsea

Emma Thompson signs for Southampton

Southampton FC Women have signed 19-year-old forward Emma Thompson who had previously come through the ranks at Chelsea.

Joining the Chelsea Academy in 2016, she earned a professional contract last season on the back of 17 goals in 15 appearances during the 2021-22 campaign.

An England youth international, Thompson played for the Blues’ first team a number of times and had a spell on loan at Lewes last term.

Thompson told “From my first few days being in, I knew it’s the place I wanted to be.

“I had such a warm welcome from all the players, all the staff, and that was a real positive for me.”

Head coach Marieanne Spacey-Cale said of her latest acquisition: “Emma is a young player who has a natural goal scoring talent.

“She’s mature beyond her years yet still with lots of potential, and we’re looking forward to her unlocking that with us.”

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