Chelsea confirm signing of Canada star to continue impressive start to WSL transfer window
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Women's Super League champions Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Paris Saint-German left back Ashley Lawrence on a three-year deal.
The Canadian international will officially join on July 1 and follows the likes of Catarina Macario and Nicky Evrard in making the move this summer. Lawrence is viewed as one of the best full backs in the game having racked up 117 caps for her country.
On the move, Lawrence said: "I’m really excited and grateful to be joining such a top club in England and in Europe. There are a lot of emotions, excitement and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, the rest of the players and staff and to next season."
The Toronto born defender has spent the last six seasons in the French capital, winning the Division 1 Féminine in 2021 and the Coupe de France twice during her time with the club. She was also part of the squad that reached the UEFA Women's Champions League final in 2018. She was named the Canadian Women's Player of the Year a year later.
Blues boss Hayes was equally as delighted to confirm the capture of Lawrence, adding: "Ashley has established herself as one of the best full backs in the women’s game for both club and country. Her ability to get forward, her progressive play into the final third is a standout strength and she can play on both the left and right side. We’re really looking forward to having her with us."