Tottenham Hotspur Ladies goalkeeper Chloe Morgan Lewes Women v Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FA Women's Championship football match, The Dripping Pan Stadium, Lewes, UK - 14 Oct 2018 Photo: Robin Parker for The FA

Former Tottenham Hotspur keeper joins Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have signed former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Chloe Morgan according to reports on the club’s official website.

The 30-year-old becomes Palace’s first signing of the summer and replaces Lucy Gillett who left The Eagles in June after one season at Hayes Lane.

Morgan left Spurs at the end of her sixth season with the club. She began her career at Leyton Orient before moving to Karen Hills and Juan Amoros’ side. She signed for Arsenal and won the FA Women’s Super League Development Cup with them in 2014 before returning to Spurs in 2015. Three years later, Morgan was promoted to first choice keeper as Spurs entered their second season in the FA Women’s Championship. Morgan started 18 of 20 league
games as Spurs won promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

In 2019, Morgan signed her first professional contract with Spurs but fell down the pecking order when Becky Spencer joined the club from West Ham United.

In signing for Palace, Morgan will be reunited with Emma Gibbon, who was her understudy at Spurs and Bianca Baptiste who both joined The Eagles last summer.

Not content with simply playing football, Morgan is also a goalkeeping coach for Goal Diggers FC and an advocate for a greater ethnic diversity within football and for LGBT+ representation. She has also been critical of the way in which Premier League teams treat their women’s teams telling the Telegraph about her time at Spurs by saying ‘I think there definitely could have been ways in which we could have used the facilities better.’

On the subject of joining Palace, Morgan told the club website “I’m so excited to be joining Crystal Palace Women.

“Palace have always been a team I have a lot of respect for and I’m looking forward to building on their past success and hopefully making history with the team going forward.”

Manager Dean Davenport added “Chloe is a major coup for the club. In bringing her to Palace, we have signed someone with valuable experience who knows exactly what is required to get promoted from this league.”

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