MX23RW : Friday, March 5 12:24:16| >> :600:836412:836412:

Fran Kirby joins Chelsea Women for British record fee

Chelsea Women pay a British record transfer fee to sign England striker Fran Kirby from Reading Women.

Chelsea Women have signed England international striker Fran Kirby from Reading Women for a British record transfer fee.

The 22-year-old played a key role for England during their recent run to the semi-finals at the Women's World Cup.

Reading have confirmed that the money received for Kirby will be put towards the running of their women's team.

"Of course there is sadness to see Fran leave the club that she has been at for 15 years," manager Kelly Chambers told Reading's official website.

"I have been lucky enough to have worked with her in all the time she has been here. I have seen her develop as a person as well as a player. It was a really hard decision for me to let Fran go but it is something that I felt I needed to let Fran do."

Kirby has scored three goals in nine appearances for England Women.


Click here for more stories about Fran Kirby

Click here for more stories about England Women

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
England's forward Fran Kirby reacts after scoring a goal during a Group F match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup between England and Mexico at Moncton Stadium, New Brunswick on June 13, 2015
Read Next:
Result: Late goals keep England hopes alive
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City27205256173965
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27149453322151
3Leicester CityLeicester27155746311550
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham2613674031945
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs26126842271542
9Aston Villa251231038271139
11Leeds UnitedLeeds26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2797112837-934
13Crystal Palace2797112943-1434
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2738162056-3617
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2742211643-2714

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!