Friday 13 January 2017

Blues Ladies secure England international Ellen White

Manager Marc Skinner has strengthened his attacking options by signing striker Ellen White.

The 27-year-old joins from Notts County on a 18-month contract, plus a further one-year option.

The addition of White follows an excellent couple of days for Blues, with future star Jess Carter also extending her contract with an 18-month deal and Sarah Mayling joining from Villa Ladies.

White has been selected for the forthcoming England training camp and travels to La Manga on Sunday.

The former Arsenal academy product met with her teammates this week and will return after the national side’s friendlies against Norway and Sweden.

The matches are part of the Lionesses' preparations for next summer's Euros, which will be played in Netherlands.

So far in her career, White has made 56 appearances for England, scoring 17 goals.

In addition, White’s form in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was recognised as she was voted England Women's Player of the Year .

She was also part of the 2015 bronze medal winning side at the World Cup and she represented Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics.

The Aylesbury born striker left Arsenal in 2005 and became Chelsea Ladies top scorer for three successive seasons before moving to Leeds Carnegie in June 2008.

A return to Arsenal followed in 2010 and she left to join Notts County ahead of the 2014 season.