Reading FC Women have added goals to their squad in acquiring the signature of Arsenal Ladies forward Danielle Carter.
Carter came through the ranks at Leyton Orient’s Girls Centre of Excellence before joining the Gunners in 2009.
At Arsenal, Carter made more than 100 appearances – initially helping guide the Gunners to back-to-back WSL titles in 2011 and 2012 as well as an FA Women’s Cup in only her second season at the club.
She made her mark in Europe too, scoring a brace against FC Bobruichanka before adding another against Rayo Vallecano in Arsenals run to the semi-final stage of the Women’s Champions League.
Back on home soil, Carter scored the only goal at Wembley to earn Arsenal the FA Women’s Cup at Chelsea’s expense in 2016.
And Danielle has impressed for her country too – the former Under-17 and Under-20 international scored six times in four senior appearances for England – two hat-tricks against, both against Estonia, within the space of one week!
Long-term injury meant she wasn’t available for selection by Phil Neville when England flew to France for last summer’s Women’s World Cup and injury hindered her career progression again this season.
However, the powerful, pacy Carter is fit again and should prove a strong and skilful attacking addition to the Royals’ ranks.
Manager Kelly Chambers said, "I am extremely excited to bring Dan to the club. I have watched her career for many years and have always loved the way she plays."
"She is an exciting, explosive player who is definitely one to get the fans on their feet.
"Dan is a great addition to the team and also a great person to have in the group. I cannot wait to work with her and get her back to what she does best, which can be world class."