West Ham United have re-signed Anouk Denton from Louisville Cardinals, the defender having earlier spent time on loan with the Hammers.
The 19-year-old told whufc.co.uk: “It’s really nice to be back at West Ham United. Everything is very similar to when I was here before, but you can tell that things have developed and that the club is making progress.
“I loved my experience out in United States and I’m so glad I did it, but my dream has always been to come back and play in the WSL, and I’m delighted to be able to do that and sign professionally here with West Ham.”
Manager Paul Konchesky said: “I am delighted Anouk has come back to West Ham United. It was clear to anyone who worked with her, during her loan with the club, that Anouk is a very talented young footballer.
“Having spent some time in America, Anouk has further developed and grown as a player and I’m looking forward to working with her at West Ham in the coming weeks and months.”
Denton has also previously played in the Barclays Women’s Super League for Arsenal, while internationally she has represented England at U-17, U-19 and U-23 levels.