West Ham Women seal loan deal for Rachel Daly

West Ham's loan signing, Rachel Daly
Credit: Lynne Cameron for The FA

West Ham United Women have signed England international Rachel Daly on loan from Houston Dash.

Daly moves to the Hammers from the NWSL side on a temporary deal until the end of the calendar year.

“I am very excited to join West Ham United on loan and come and play in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League,” Daly told whufc.com. “West Ham is a fantastic club with a strong squad, filled with proven internationals and talented youngsters, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in the team.

“I’ve known Matt Beard for a long time as well and it will be great to work with him in the coming months. I know we have two really big games to kick-off our season, starting this weekend against Tottenham, and I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

Head coach Matt Beard believes Daly’s experience and track record will prove to be a valuable asset for the Hammers in the first half of the 2020/21 campaign.

Beard said: “I am delighted to bring Rachel to West Ham. The opportunity to have a proven England international in our squad on a short-term deal was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

“Rachel is an experienced player, proven at the top level of the game, who will fit into our squad perfectly in terms of how we play and what we expect from our squad. I am looking forward to working with her over the coming months.”

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