West Ham Women sign England U-23 international Emma Harries

West Ham's new signing, Emma Harries
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West Ham United have signed England U-23s international forward Emma Harries following her departure from Reading.

The 21-year-old had been with the Royals since she was just eight, signing her first professional in January 2021.

Harries told whufc.com: “I’m only 21 and this next step is going to be important for me, and West Ham are a club that are pushing youth development, and that’s something that I was really excited by.

“The appointment of Rehanne [Skinner] was also something that helped with my decision making. She is somebody that has worked in the younger age groups for England and I think she will be the perfect manager to play under. It’s going to hopefully be a really good season.”

Manager Rehanne Skinner said: “Emma is an exciting talent with a hardworking attitude and a willingness to defend from the front. She can play anywhere across the front line, is tenacious and has the ability to create and score goals.

“Emma is still a relatively young player who I think has a lot of potential and I have no doubt she will add huge value to our squad.”

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