The transfer window is officially open, rejoice! And while Spurs fans wait with baited breath for any news about an incoming central defender for the men’s first team, Tottenham Hotspur Women are also making moves in the transfer market.
The deal is still not official yet, but Spurs are still expected to announce the signing of Australia international fullback Charli Grant in the near future. But that’s not the only move fans should expect midway through the WSL season.
If there’s a David Ornstein of the WSL, it’s without question BBC reporter Emma Sanders, and on Monday she put out a fascinating article with news for just about every WSL club. Notably, Sanders writes that Spurs are still looking in the Australian and Swedish women’s markets for additional reinforcements, and possibly at least one departure this month.
- In addition to Charli Grant, Spurs have had talks with 20 year old Sweden winger Matilda Vinberg, who recent left Damallsvenskan champions Hammarby. Vinberg is another young player on the rise — she had 7 goals and 4 assists in 1300 minutes, and was Hammarby’s third leading scorer. She also recently broke into Sweden’s first team setup, playing in two friendlies last spring. Vinberg is also wanted by Manchester City Women.
- Sanders revealed that Spurs were in discussions last summer for the loan of 20-year old Arsenal winger Giovana (Gio) Queiroz (unlike in the men’s game relations between Arsenal and Spurs are mostly friendly, especially regarding loans), but the move never panned out. She’s a Brazil international winger with 13 caps and is on the fringes of Arsenal’s team, and spent last season on loan at Everton. She’s looking for another loan this Spring and Spurs are apparently one possible destination.
- Former club captain and Canadian international Shelina Zadorsky has been on the fringes of the squad under Robert Vilahamn, and former Spurs boss Rehanne Skinner is interested in reuniting with her on loan at West Ham.
- Spurs are also looking at the lower leagues and have shown interest in 18-year old Durham and England U19 forward Poppy Pritchard, but she’s also being tracked by Chelsea, Manchester United, Brighton, Leicester, and Bristol City.
- Tottenham keeper Becky Spencer is in the last year of her contract at Spurs this season, which is interesting. Spencer has been at the club since 2019 and started this season as Tottenham’s #1, but has been sidelined for new signing Barbora Votikova the past two matches, including the historic North London Derby win. It sounds like it’s an open question as to what her future at the club is going forward.
Tottenham have already announced the signing of China international midfielder Wang Shuang from Racing Louisville.