Chelsea FC Women have completed the signing of Canadian international midfielder Jessie Fleming as reported on The Blues’ official club website.
The 22-year-old moves to South West London from American university outfit UCLA Bruins where she has spent the last six years of her footballing career.
It has today been reported that Fleming has joined English champions Chelsea with the player signing a three-year contract at Kingsmeadow.
Fleming joins the very best side in English football at the current time. Chelsea were crowned the 2019/2020 Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions on a points per game basis following the premature end to the season as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic while The Blues also lifted last season’s FA Women’s Continental League Cup.
Manager Emma Hayes is assembling a squad which could finally end European champions Lyon’s hold on the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy. European football’s biggest prize is the one trophy still to be lifted by The Blues but you get the feeling that the wait is almost over. The club will return to the UEFA Women’s Champions League this season following a one-year absence.
Latest signing Fleming has been named the Under-17 Canadian Player of the Year on one occasion while she has won the same accolade at Under-20 level on three separate occasions. She also has an Olympic Games Bronze Medal to her name from Rio 2016.
Fleming is another shrewd signing by Blues boss Hayes and one which will surely become a success at Kingsmeadow.