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Spurs Women loanees Zadorsky, Kennedy to remain at the club permanently

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Alanna Kennedy and Shelina Zadorsky have converted their loans to full transfers.

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Tottenham Hotspur Women secured the loans of three players from American NWSL side Orlando Pride in the offseason: Canadian defender Shelina Zadorsky, Australian defensive midfielder Alanna Kennedy, and (of course) Alex Morgan. But while Morgan has cut her loan short and returned to USA in the new year, Zadorsky and Kennedy have both gone a different direction.

Today Tottenham Hotspur Women announced that both Kennedy and Zadorsky have converted their loans into permanent transfers and will remain at Spurs indefinitely.

This is great news for the club going forward. Both Kennedy and Zadorsky have been regular starters for Spurs Women this year, who had a rough start to the WSL season but have recently had a good string of results under new manager Rehanne Skinner. The full transfers of these two players won’t magically turn them into WSL contenders, but it does give them a firm foundation on which they can build. Both are solid international footballers and consummate pros. It’s exciting news.

Spurs’ last match at Chelsea was postponed after a series of positive COVID-19 tests in the Blues camp, but they are scheduled to host Reading this Sunday at The Hive. Kickoff time is 9 a.m. ET, 2 p.m. GMT, with the match streamed for free on The FA Player.