Alex Morgan joins Tottenham in loan transfer – the fifth USA star to head for WSL

US WOMEN'S star Alex Morgan has reportedly signed for Tottenham on a short-term loan.

The Athletic reports Orlando Pride forward Morgan has penned a deal to play in the Women's Super League until the end of the year.


Morgan, 31, becomes the fifth high-profile US star to make the move across the pond.

Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle joined Manchester City and Christen Press and Tobin Heath joined Manchester United.

As the USA struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, players have looked abroad for some guaranteed gametime.

The National Women's Soccer League organised a Fall Series that offers players just four matches.

Whereas the WSL has started with Covid-19 protocols in place.

World Cup winner Morgan has not played a game since August 2019.

She announced her pregnancy in October last year before giving birth to daughter Charlie on May 7.

Morgan had anticipated a rush to make the Olympic team this summer but will benefit from the extra time afforded by the Games being pushed back a year.

View this post on Instagram

The Fam

A post shared by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on

The Fam

A post shared byAlex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on

Thank you @shape! Honored to be featured in the Women Run the World issue along with @janellemonae, @ayeshacurry, @mirandakerr, and @rubyrose.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📸 via Zoom(!): @erezsabag and @yeahimjenGlam: @sagemakeup

A post shared byAlex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on

And there will be some familiar faces in the Spurs squad after Pride team-mates Shelina Zadorsky and Alanna Kennedy made similar loan moves in August.

Morgan has had to make do with largely training individually over the Covid-hit summer.

Her signing is a huge coup for the league and Morgan will look to make her debut for Tottenham barely four months after giving birth.

Source: Read Full Article