Nikita Parris of England and Jessie Fleming of Canada England v Canada Women's International Friendlies football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 05 Apr 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Canadian midfield ace joins Chelsea

Chelsea have completed the signing of Canadian international midfielder Jessie Fleming according to reports on The Blues’ official website.

The 22-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the reigning Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions and the player becomes Chelsea boss Emma Hayes’ fourth new addition of the summer transfer window.

Fleming has been playing her football in the United States with UCLA Bruins, a football programme at the University of California, Los Angeles since starting her senior career at just 15 years of age.

The midfielder is one of the most promising products of the Canadian game. Despite her young age, Fleming already has 77 senior international caps to her name and has netted 10 goals wearing the famous maple leaf. The player was included in the Canadian squad for last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. Canada handed Fleming her senior debut against Chile way back in 2013 when she was just 15, the player was introduced from the bench in a 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino fixture.

Despite having Canadian citizenship, Fleming was born in London. The move to Chelsea sees her return the English capital to really launch her club career. The Blues have handed the player the number 17 shirt for the coming season.

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