Glasgow City have made their third signing of the mid-season break by snapping up Northern Ireland defender Julie Nelson from FA WSL side Everton.
The 28-year-old met up with her new team mates tonight in her first training session with the SWPL league leaders.
On his latest acquisition Glasgow City Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki said: “It has been well broadcast that we have suffered from injuries this season and defensively we have been hit hard. I told the players before the break that I would sign two or three and it looks likely to be more than that now. It is probably fair to say this is my biggest ever overhaul of the squad in mid-season, Denise and Emily have joined and now I am delighted to have captured Julie.
“She played against us a few years ago in the Champions League and I was certainly impressed by her performance that day. She was a regular at Everton until just before the break and has a vast amount of international experience which will help us. It was a throw away comment I made about her coming here a month ago that set the ball rolling and I am glad to say she is now a City player. She is an intimidating centre half who attacks the ball well and will easily fit into the system at the club. I wish her all the best of luck and look forward to working with her.”
Nelson, commenting on her move to City, added: “I am delighted to be joining Glasgow City FC at this exciting time as the team prepares for the upcoming Champions League fixtures and continue their Scottish League and Cup campaigns. Having played against Glasgow City back in 2010 in the Champions League, I have seen how well the team play and I look forward to meeting up with them and working with Eddie and the rest of the staff over the coming months.”
The defender only signed for Everton in March this year after leaving Icelandic side IBV, where she had been since 2011. Everton head coach Andy Spence, commenting on the English club’s official website said: “We would like to place on record our thanks to Julie for all her efforts since she has been with us. It was a pleasure to have her here with us. On behalf of everyone at Everton, we would like to wish her the very best for the future.”
On top of being experienced at club level, including in Europe, Nelson has 59 caps for her country and five goals to her name.