Glasgow City have pulled off a major coup with the signing of former Bristol Academy and Welsh international Jess Fishlock from NWSL side Seattle Reign. Fishlock who signed for Seattle in February, has agreed to make the move back over the Atlantic to sign for Eddie Wolecki Black’s side’ on loan until the end of the season.
City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black, commenting on capturing the signature of Fishlock, said, “I believe the signing of Jess is significant, not only for the club but also the country. As a club we have not been in a privileged position of being a worldwide brand, we have had to earn the right to be regarded as an ambitious and upcoming club. Whilst we continue to set new records at home, our aim is to make progress on the European stage and the signing of Jess highlights this. She will bring experience, versatility, pace and intelligence to the team and most importantly will raise the standard of the players around her. That’s what top players do, they make good players better players both on and off the park.”
Commenting on her decision to join the Scottish Champions, Fishlock added: “I look forward to joining Glasgow City for the remainder of the season, I believe it’s a perfect fit for both myself and the club. I have followed the club closely over the last few years and respect it immensely. I want to do all I can to help the club with both their domestic season and their Champions League campaign. Glasgow City is a club that is going to continue to grow to the heights of the women’s game and I am excited to be able to play a part in that.”
The 26-year-old started her career with Cardiff City Ladies, before spending three seasons with Bristol Academy during two stints with the English side. She also had spells abroad with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar and Australian side Melbourne Victory, before making the move to the United States where she made 20 appearances for the West Coast side scoring four goals.
Fishlock has played over 66 times for the Welsh national side scoring 22 times. The midfielder will be officially unveiled by Glasgow City tomorrow.
The Welsh Captain will go straight into the City domestic SWPL squad after her international clearance and could face Spartans Women this weekend, she will also be eligible to play for City in the last 32 of the Women’s Champions League. City’s opponents will be known after the draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on the 5th September.