Chelsea forward Emily Murphy has moved to the United States where she will link-up with Carolina Women’s Soccer.
The 18-year-old joins the Tar Heels off the back on a successful loan spell with Chelsea’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League rivals Birmingham City.
After finding first team playing opportunities hard to come by in a star-studded Chelsea side, Murphy went on to make 11 Barclays FA Women’s Super League appearances for Birmingham City last term, netting her only goal in the club’s dramatic 2-2 draw against West Ham United at The Chigwell Construction Stadium in March.
It has now been reported that the next chapter in Murphy’s career awaits in the United States. She has agreed to join Carolina Women’s Soccer where she will combine playing football with her studies. The Tar Heels announced the move via a post on their official Twitter account yesterday.
Joining us from across the pond, 𝙀𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙝𝙮 🔥 pic.twitter.com/sI895Dn8kG
— UNC Women’s Soccer (@uncwomenssoccer) July 19, 2021
Murphy is a very highly-rated young English talent who burst onto the scene when she was just 16 years of age. After joining Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal in 2019, the player went on to score two goals on her full debut in a Vitality Women’s FA Cup tie against Charlton Athletic while she has netted one goal in three FA Women’s Continental League Cup games for The Blues. It also took the forward just two games to find the back of the net in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.
Murphy is undoubtedly an exciting prospect and one which could flourish in her time in the United States.