West Ham United Women loan out new signing Katelin Talbert

West Ham's new signing, Katelin Talbert
Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images

West Ham United have signed Katelin Talbert from Portuguese champions Benfica and loaned her out to Djurgårdens for the forthcoming season.

The 24-year-old American goalkeeper told whufc.com: “I’m very happy to sign with this amazing club and everyone has made me feel very welcome since the moment I arrived.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to work hard in Sweden and then be ready to return back to east London next season.

“Playing in the WSL has always been a dream of mine, given it’s a league with such high quality, so I am grateful for this challenge. I couldn’t be more ready to take it on!”

General Manager Aidan Boxall said: “We’re really pleased to have brought Katelin to the club. She is somebody that we’ve worked with before and have been tracking her progress for a little while now.

“Katelin is heading out to Sweden, where she will accumulate the necessary points to meet the Governing Body Endorsements [GBE] for international player visas, whilst also playing top-flight football at a great club in Sweden.

“Katelin is somebody that we feel will add a lot of depth to our squad and are looking forward to working with her when she returns next summer.”

Helen Ward appointed Watford Women’s General Manager

Upcoming Events

Would you like to read more women’s football news just like this? Sign up to receive the She Kicks Women’s Football newsletter