Reading FC Women have announced the capture of Birmingham City Ladies midfielder Remi Allen on a long term deal this afternoon.
Allen has played six times for Royals FA WSL 1 rivals Birmingham this season and joins after being impressed by the clubs training facility at Bisham Abbey and the close-nit nature of the squad.
Speaking in a release on the clubs official website Allen said: “I was really impressed with what they [manager Kelly Chambers and coach Phil Cousins] had to say regarding the direction the club wants to go moving forward. I saw the facilities at Bisham Abbey, which are unbelievable.”
Allen will where squad number 8 and is available for Reading’s cup match with Arsenal on Saturday at The Hive.
— Reading FC Women (@ReadingFCWomen) June 30, 2016
The Royals teased a new addition to Kelly Chambers FA WSL 1 squad was imminent on their twitter account this morning and the signing of the former England under 23 international has been greeted positively by fans.
— Sing for RFC Women (@Sing4RFCWomen) June 30, 2016
— Royal Women Fans (@RoyalWomenFans) June 30, 2016
— Josanne Potter (@JoPotter8) June 30, 2016
— Rob McGowan (@Urzzz) June 30, 2016
Would like to thank @remi_allen for her great service to the club and wish her all the best for the future.
— David Parker (@David27Parker) June 30, 2016
Main image: New Reading FC Women midfielder Remi Allen. Photo: Birmingham Mail.
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