Young Lioness set to sign first professional contract with Eidevall’s Arsenal Women

Young Lioness set to sign first professional contract with Eidevall’s Arsenal Women by Michelle

Freya Godfrey, a promising young winger who has represented England at the youth level, is on the verge of signing her first professional contract with Arsenal, according to Telegraph Sport‘s Tom Garry.

Having recently celebrated her 18th birthday, Godfrey made her debut for Arsenal Women as a substitute in their Women’s Super League match against Brighton & Hove Albion in May, where our Gunners won 4-0. , allowing them to leapfrog Manchester City to take 3rd place in the WSL. It was upon Godfrey’s return to Arsenal, following the conclusion of her season-long loan spell with Ipswich Town, where she played for the third-tier side, that she made her top-flight football debut. See an excited, and very proud, Freya speaking after her Arsenal senior-team debut below:

One week later, Godfrey made her second appearance in the top-flight WSL during Arsenal’s triumphant away game against Everton, when our Gunners secured a 4-1 win against the hosts.Freya will likely participate in pre-season training with Arsenal’s senior team to further enhance her skills and gain valuable experience. The youngster may then embark on another loan spell in the upcoming season, to ensure consistent playing time and foster her ongoing development, with the Championship being the most probable destination for her loan move.Godfrey is also no stranger to the international stage, having most recently scored twice for England’s Under-19s in a 5-2 victory over Belarus in April, and she is widely considered to be one of the Young Lionesses’ brighter emerging talents.

In women’s football, regulations stipulate that WSL clubs are unable to offer professional contracts to players until they reach the age of 18. This situation placed Arsenal in a potentially precarious position, as they risked losing Godfrey on a free transfer despite her having joined the club at 13 years of age. Rest assured, the signing of this young talent is a very valuable asset for our Gunners in the medium to long term..


Michelle Maxwell

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