Beth England: How will Tottenham’s record transfer impact Rehanne Skinner’s side?
In a search for consistent game time, Beth England has joined Tottenham on a three-year deal in the hope she can reinstate herself in Sarina Wiegman’s plans ahead of the Women’s World Cup.
The England international had only started two games for Emma Hayes’ Chelsea before her departure from the club, something that will change under Rehanne Skinner.
The £250,000 deal really suits Spurs, a team who have struggled in front of goal this season and are currently placed eighth in the table.
The 28 year-old striker has an impressive record in front of goal to justify her price tag, with 11 goals in 21 appearances for England.
On top of that, she had a very impressive career with Chelsea with 74 goals in 164 appearances, demonstrating her ability to find the back of the net.
Beth England also secured 10 trophies and the 2019-2020 Player of the Season award whilst playing for the Blues.
This isn’t the first time she’s gone on the hunt for more game time with a loan spell at Liverpool in 2017/18 proving worthwhile, accumulating 10 goals in 16 games.
The Barnsley born striker will hope to improve upon the eleven goals in nine games the Lilywhites currently have this season, with eight of those coming against Brighton in October.
The 8-0 demolition of Brighton was the last time the North London side managed to score, meaning this is a signing they very much needed.
It won’t be long before England gets to face her former side as Tottenham are due to face Chelsea in the Continental League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday 25th January.
By this time, she will be hoping to be up and running for her new club, in an attempt to create some of the history she discussed in her social media post.
Let’s hope that this marquee signing can spur on Beth England’s new club to silverware in the future and redeem what has been a somewhat disappointing season, so far, in front of goal.