Everton Women have announced top scorer Chloe Kelly will be leaving the club upon the expiry of her contract.
The striker has opted not to renew her stay with the Blues, despite the club’s best efforts to tie her down. The news will come as a shock after Kelly enjoyed a strong 2019/20 season, netting nine goals in 12 Women’s Super League appearances (via Everton).
Willie Kirk’s side finished fifth in the table after the WSL season was called to an early end and decided via a points-per-game system. The decision saw Chelsea crowned champions and Liverpool relegated into the Championship.
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It has not been made clear whether Kelly has another club lined up, but Toffees fans are disappointed in the news and are sad to see her depart the club. Replying to the official club news, one fan has said it’s a ‘massive blow for the team’, as they must now find a suitable replacement for her threat in attack.
Massive blow for the team that
— Nic (@Lewindowksi) June 20, 2020
Big blow for the team
— JSRiley87 (@Riley87Js) June 19, 2020
Massive lost to us,but wish you the best of luck Chloe and thanks for the memory’s of some quality goals
— Mike Mcguinness (@EFC_Mike79) June 19, 2020
Big blow that, must have something on the table from one of the top 3 clubs or a top club in Europe?
— Rob Fisher (@rob_fisher_efc) June 19, 2020
This is a shame just when it seemed like we were building a solid foundation. But as it’s been said…no one is bigger than the Club. We move on and find someone better. Wishing @Chloe_Kelly98 the best in the future (unless she comes up against us)
— Jim Chandler (@spicejim73) June 20, 2020
Our best player that’s sad, good luck to her
— Christophe (@ChrisNSNO1878) June 19, 2020
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