Ahead of their first leg tie against Paris St Germain on Sunday, SWPL champions Glasgow City have announced the signing of Scottish football legend Julie Fleeting.
Speaking after signing Fleeting, Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black, said: “The signing of Julie adds to the attacking options and of course she brings experience which will help us both on and off the park. Her goalscoring record is very impressive and I hope she can get herself back to the level of fitness which will allow her to compete at the highest level again.”
Fleeting spent nine years with English side Arsenal where she won 17 major trophies including the UEFA Women’s Cup – renamed the UEFA Women’s Champions League – returning to Scotland with hometown club Kilwinning Rangers, she then played for Celtic for the past two seasons before deciding to move on from the Glasgow side ahead of this season.
The former Arsenal striker added: “I’m looking forward to an exciting season with Glasgow City. We have such a talented group of players, many experienced and others young and enthusiastic. I’m hoping that I can shake off my recent injury and get back to enjoying football again. Where better to do so that Glasgow City.”
The 34-year-old striker will bring a wealth of experience to the City squad, not to mention goals. The former Scotland international scored 116 goals for the national side – ranking her in the world’s sixth highest international female goalscorer of all time.
Fleeting’s first game could be Glasgow City’s quarter-final tie in the UEFA Champions League against Paris St.Germain, although her fitness levels may prevent her from playing a major part in the game.