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✒️ Royals women sign South Korean international Jeon Ga-eul

Former Bristol City forward joins Reading FC Women ranks

4 September 2020

Reading FC Women are delighted to announce the signing of Jeon Ga-eul, who most recently played for fellow Barclays Women’s Super League side Bristol City.

The forward has over a hundred international caps and boasts 38 goal for South Korea, making her the 5th most capped player in the county’s history and the 2nd highest goal scorer.

Ga-eul has played in both the US for Western New York Flash and Australia for Melbourne Victory, as well as Suwon FMC, Hyundai Steel Red Angels and Hwacheon KSPO in her native South Korea. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ga-eul – who signed for Bristol City in January 2020 – only played a couple of times for the Robins before departing.

“I'm delighted to join Reading,” Ga-eul said. “As we have seen, the league is attracting the best players in the World and I'm happy to be a part of it. Unfortunately, my time in the WSL with Bristol was very short last season because of the Covid shutdown. So English football fans have not seen much of me, I hope that I can show them my ability here at Reading.

“Reading have a strong team with lots of experience, and I'm looking forward to getting to know my new teammates and working with Kelly and the rest of the coaching staff.”

Ga-eul is the sixth signing made by Reading FC Women this summer, the others coming in the form of goalkeeper Erin Nayler, Danielle Carter and Emma Mitchell from Arsenal and Deanna Cooper from champions Chelsea, as well as the loan acquisition of Jess Fishlock from OL Reign.

Manager Chambers said, “It’s great to have Jeon as part of the team. We’ve really strengthened the squad this season and Jeon will definitely be a big part of that. She’s come straight in and got stuck in, which is exactly what we want and we’re very excited to see her in blue and white.”

Reading FC Women travel to Boreham Wood to take on Arsenal this Sunday at 12.30pm in the opening weekend of the WSL. The match is being broadcast live on the BBC Red Button as well as the FA Player.

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