Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Chinese international Tang Jiali on a loan deal from Shanghai Shengli according to reports on the club’s official website.
It is understood that Tang will spend the entirety of the 2021/2022 season with Spurs as she looks to test herself outside of her native China for the very first time. The player is an attacking midfielder, although she has been handed the number nine shirt by Spurs, an indication that she may operate in attack.
The 26-year-old Shanghai-born midfielder has been capped by China on 15 occasions at senior level while she has scored two goals. The player did not make the squad which is set to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
After completing her loan move to Spurs, Tang said “I am so happy to be joining Tottenham Hotspur. I am a big fan of Premier League football and I’ve always dreamt of playing in England. I can’t wait to arrive in London, and I hope I can help make it a successful season for the team.”
Tang started her career in her home city of Shanghai with Shanghai Shengli before moving to Jiangsu Suning where she spent six years. She returned to Shanghai Shengli in 2019.
Spurs boss Rehanne Skinner has now completed five summer signings. In addition to Tang, Cho So-hyun, Tinja-Riikka Korpela, Maeva Clemaron and Molly Bartrip have all moved to The Hive this summer.