Man Utd complete first signing of WSL transfer window with Wales international defender

Manchester United boss Marc Skinner has made his first signing of the summer.

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Reading defender Gemma Evans, the club have confirmed.

The Welsh international defender moves to Manchester from the Berkshire club on a free transfer upon the expiry of her contract and will link up with the club immediately.

“It’s a massive honour to sign here. It’s something I’ve dreamt about.” said Evans on the move to Leigh Sports Village.

“The ambition of the club is what brought me here. Seeing how well the girls did last year was amazing. It’s just an unbelievable feeling to be here now. The progression of the club is something I want to be onboard with and help build on the amazing foundations already here.”

Head coach Skinner was equally as pleased to conduct the deal and gave his reason behind the signing.

“Gemma will bring a wealth of experience to our playing squad and offer even more versatility to our playing style” said Skinner.

“Her international credentials and WSL experience will help us, as we navigate multiple competitions. We are delighted to welcome Gemma into our Manchester United family.”

The 26-year-old left sided centre back has over 50 international caps for Wales and will link-up with fellow Wales compatriot Hayley Ladd in Manchester.