Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Lisa Weiss from French and European champions Lyon.
The 32-year-old becomes Gemma Davies’ fourth signing of the summer.
Davies said: “Lisa is going to bring many qualities, on and off the pitch, to complement our existing squad.
“She knows what it takes to be successful at the top level, both on the international stage and domestically.
“Lisa was keen to take on a new challenge and we’re hoping she can help us as we embark on our first season in the FA Women’s Super League.”
“I want to give my experience to the team, and I think this a great adventure for me to be here at Aston Villa,” said the goalkeeper in her first interview with VillaTV.
“The main reason for joining is that I’m still looking for an adventure. I still want to play, and I want to be on the pitch”.
“I want to help the team improve on their success.”
I’ve always thought about playing in England, it was always a goal for me.
“I’m coming over from France, which was a good experience, but I didn’t play that much”.
“I was also with Essen in Germany for 11 years. I was in my comfort zone. I needed something new, I needed a new step in my life”.
“In England, there are a lot of great teams. I’m looking forward to it.”
The new WSL season is set to begin on the weekend of 5-6 September.