West Ham United have signed Halle Houssein on a permanent transfer from Arsenal, with whom she was dual-registered last season.
The 17-year-old midfielder initially joined the Hammers in January and scored on her debut against Chelsea in the Continental Tyres League Cup quarter-final.
Houssein told whufc.com: “Deep down, I’ve always wanted to wear the shirt because I support West Ham, and I achieved that last season – but to have signed here permanently is an amazing feeling.
“I can’t wait to get going again and see what next season will bring.”
West Ham boss, Paul Konchesky commented: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to bring Halle back to this football club.
“A big part of our ethos at West Ham is our desire to give young players the opportunity – whether that be through our own academy or from elsewhere.
“Last season, Halle was the perfect example for that as she made her WSL debut and scored on her debut in the Conti Cup. Every time she puts the shirt on, she gives 110% – something every West Ham fan loves.”