Arsenal have completed the signing of Swedish forward Lina Hurtig on a permanent move from Italian champions Juventus.
The 26-year-old began her senior career with Gustafs GoIF before joining Umeå IK in 2012. A move to Linköpings followed in 2017, with Hurtig helping the team to the 2017 Women’s Swedish title.
Hurtig joined Juventus in 2020 where she won two Serie A league titles, two Italian Super Cups and one Coppa Italia.
The forward made his Sweden debut back in 2014 and has since won 58 international matches and scored 19 goals for his country.
“It feels so amazing – I’m very happy to be here,” Hurtig said.
“I’ve always, always wanted to play in England, and I’ve always been interested in English football, so it’s super exciting for me to be here. I know Arsenal are a great club, with great players and loads of quality, so I think I’ll be comfortable here.”
Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall said: “Lina is an excellent forward who will bring power and dynamism to our game. She has shone in the Champions League and international tournaments and we are delighted that she will line up for Arsenal going forward.”
Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley added: “Lina was a key target for us this summer so we are delighted to have completed this signing. She is exactly the right player for Arsenal and will bring quality and experience to our squad.”
Jhamat joins Coventry United
Simran Jhamat has returned to Coventry United for the 2022/23 FA Women’s Championship season.
Sky Sports News exclusively revealed that Jhamat would make an emotional return back to Coventry United, where she had a six-month spell back in 2020.
The 21-year-old now looks set to make his debut against his former club when they visit Butts Park Arena to play Coventry United in their Championship opener on Sunday.
Sikh-Punjabi attacker Jhamat joins as a free agent after deciding to leave Bristol City Women at the end of the last campaign.
Jhamat became the first South Asian Heritage player in Bristol City Women’s history when she moved to the club last year.
“I’m so excited to have joined Coventry United and can’t wait for this weekend’s opener against Bristol City,” said Jhamat.