Catley - The inside story of my transfer

Steph Catley became our first summer signing when she joined us from Melbourne City this week.

But just how did our new defender's move come about?

"Well, I’ve been talking to Joe for a while to be honest and he’s tried to get me over a few times," Catley told

"But I’ve been in contract with my American clubs and it hasn’t quite been the right time, so just recently it was obviously the right time for me and luckily he was still interested and wanted me to come over, so it’s just excitement that everything has finally worked out with the right timing. I’m coming to one of the best clubs in the world.

"It’s something that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and it’s a place I’ve imagined myself playing for a long time too, so I’m so excited that it’s finally done and to get started too.

"For a long time I’ve watched the team and their success, but for me, the specific way that they play and keep the ball, it’s an attacking brand of football and when you watch their games they’re always exciting.

"They’re a fun team to watch and that drew me in initially, and obviously I’ve worked with Joe before, so I know how he likes to play football and that was a big thing for me too."

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