Fara Williams of Reading Women Liverpool Women v Reading Women, WSL football match, Prenton Park Stadium, Birkenhead, UK - 08 Sep 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Veteran midfielder extends contract at Reading

Veteran midfielder Fara Williams has signed a new one-year contract extension with Reading, the club have announced.

The 35-year-old London-born midfielder has starred for The Royals since joining the club from Arsenal in 2017 and it has now been announced that the player will be remaining with Reading for at least one more year.

Williams’ current deal with Reading was set to expire in the summer, however, the player will now celebrate her 37th birthday under contract with the FA Women’s Super League side.

The midfielder is showing no signs of ageing with the player still enjoying some superb form at the top level of the women’s game. Williams has netted six goals for Reading so far this season, the club’s joint-best tally, while she ended last term as The Royals’ top goalscorer in all competitions.

Williams has a record-breaking 172 senior international caps to her name with England while she has netted 40 goals for her country. The player’s international career began as a 17-year-old against Portugal in 2001 while Lionesses manager Phil Neville has refused to shut the door on Williams’ time with England despite her having not been selected in recent squads.

Domestically, Williams has represented Chelsea, Charlton Athletic, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal prior to her current spell with Reading.

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