Football: Soccer-Perisset becomes Chelsea’s first signing of Boehly-Clearlake era

(Reuters) – Chelsea made their first signing beneath the brand new possession led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital after their ladies’s staff introduced in France defender Eve Perisset from Bordeaux on Wednesday.

Perisset, who has signed a three-year deal, will be part of Chelsea on July 1 as they put together to defend their Women’s Super League title within the 2022-23 season.

The Boehly-Clearlake consortium accomplished its takeover of Chelsea from Roman Abramovich final month after the Russian proprietor put the membership up on the market in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “particular navy operation”.

“The time was proper for me to make this massive transfer to London and be part of the English Super League,” stated Perisset, who becomes the first French feminine participant to play for Chelsea.

The 27-year-old began her profession at Olympique Lyonnais the place she received the league and French Cup 4 instances in addition to the 2016 Champions League.

She then joined Paris St Germain the place she received one other French Cup earlier than becoming a member of Bordeaux in 2020.

The versatile France worldwide made 45 appearances for Bordeaux, having performed each full again positions and in midfield.

Perisset has 34 caps for France and has been included of their squad for the upcoming Women’s Euro.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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