REPORT: WSL Club Set To Sign Highly-Rated Youngster

REPORT: WSL Club Set To Sign Highly-Rated Youngster

WSL club Chelsea are on course to sign 17-year-old Bristol City centre-back Brooke Aspin, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph.

A contract has yet to be signed as of yet, but her move to Emma Hayes’ Blues appears to be a mere formality at this stage of the proceedings.

What will Brooke Aspin add to the Chelsea squad?

At just 17 years of age, Aspin still has plenty of developing to do. Nevertheless, she has already shown plenty of potential in her young career.

She has been a mainstay in Bristol City’s first-team when she has been available for selection. Her positional sense and technical ability are both well beyond her years.

Not only is she comfortable with the ball at her feet, she is also a commanding, dominant centre-back – something that is very rare for a player of such a young age.

Who is Brooke Aspin?

Born in 2005, Aspin plays for both Bristol City and England’s under-17s team. Additionally, she has also captained the under-17s, providing an authoritative presence from the back.

Aspin suffered a setback early in the 2022/23 season, when she was diagnosed with sepsis in September. However, she battled through the infection and is currently better than ever.

On her recovery journey, Asoin said [via the Daily Mail]: “On August the 22nd I went into hospital with this horrible pain in my groin.

“Long story cut very short, after many MRI scans, blood tests and X-rays, I found out I had some sort of sepsis, an infection of the bone and pretty much everything else you can imagine.

“I was finally discharged on September the 13th meaning I spent three weeks and one day in the hospital. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard because, yeah, it was probably one of the hardest things I’ve been through, however now being home I finally feel I am one step closer.

“I’m slowly taking it step by step to get back to where I was. It’s going to be a long road ahead but I’ve got the best people around me and I’m so ready to get back being the player I was.”