The transfer window is well underway in the WSL, with incomings and outgoings a-plenty – who has been conducting the best business so far?
In this piece, we’ll be doing a brief rundown of some of the most noteworthy transfers that have taken place so far in the top flight of women’s football in England. Following this, we’ll give our take on who we think has been the shredwest in the mtransfer market.
What have been the most notable transfer so far in the WSL this summer?
Recently, Arsenal have completed a double coup for the services of Amanda Ilestedt and Cloe Lacasse from PSG and Benfica, respectively. The Gunners will be looking to bolster both their defending and attacking options for the season ahead – these two additions will bring massive dividends to their squad.
The Gunners also opted to release Mana Iwabuchi – this was probably the right call, as her game time at Arsenal has been limited in recent months.
Manchester United have lost Alessia Russo on a free transfer – this could prove to be a blow for the Red Devils, as she was one of their main sources of goals last season in the WSL.
Earlier in the window, however, United snapped up Aston Villa wonderkid Evie Rabjohn on a free transfer – she could be a WSL star in the making.
Chelsea bagged the signing of Catarina Macario earlier in the month – the adaptable American had been released on a free transfer by Lyon.
However, the Blues also lost both Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson, as they each joined Bayern Munich – they will both need replacing soon, before it is too late.
Who has conducted the best business?
Our pick for the club who has conducted the best business would be Arsenal – not only have they trimmed the fat of their squad, they have also added some impressive additions. The only potentially damaging loss they have suffered is Rafaelle Souza – but with Ilestedt, she has been adequately replaced.
The Gunners suffered an injury crisis last season, with Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Leah Williamson all missing out on key games. Next season, if their best players stay fit, we make them favourites to win the WSL title.