West Ham United Women have signed 20-year-old Danish international midfielder Emma Snerle, subject to work permit approval.
Snerle, who has 22 senior caps for Denmark, joins the Hammers from Fortuna Hjørring on a two-and-a-half year contract.
She made 68 starts for Fortuna, scoring 30 times, including 13 in 14 matches this season for the perennial Elitedivisionen champions, plus three in the Champions League last term.
Snerle told West Ham TV: “I’m an attacking midfielder. I like to be creative and make my teammates look good. I also want to score myself.
“I’m just hoping from the beginning to get some minutes and get to know the girls, get to know the style of play, and then getting into it. And, of course, winning games with the team, and doing well!”
Head coach Olli Harder told whufc.co.uk: “Emma is a young player who has a lot of promise. She’s been playing regularly with the Danish national team, and over the course of the last couple of seasons, has been the standout young player in Denmark.
“She’s a dynamic player who likes to carry the ball into midfield, is a very intelligent creative player and has a lot of potential. We’re pleased that she’s chosen West Ham United to continue her development.
“Our Club ethos is to develop young players, not only from this country, but up-and-coming players from other areas around the world. Emma has a bright future and we’ve decided to invest in her as we feel she can develop into a fantastic player.”