Hibernian have completed the signing of Charlotte Potts from Sunderland.
Potts who helped Sunderland top the table unbeaten in 2019/20 before the season was ended with immediate effect due to the coronavirus becomes the club’s first summer signing.
The Black Cats had led the division by 11 points and a game in hand on second-placed Derby County but now face a third season in the third tier with the campaign ending early.
Potts signs on an 18 month contract at Easter Road and has also played in North America.
She announced last week that she would be moving on from Wearside as Hibernian acted quickly to secure her signature.
It is believed that she rejected interest from a top division club in Italy to link up with Hibs manager Dean Gibson.
On signing for the club, 25-year-old Potts said: “I’m delighted to be joining Hibernian. I felt it was the right move for me when I looked at what the club was all about.
“Hibs have had a lot of success over the years and that really appealed to me. I’ve always believed losers quit when they fail; winners fail until they succeed. Myself and Hibs have a lot in common and I can’t wait to get started.”
Gibson was delighted to get the deal over the line as he added “I am delighted to finally make Charlotte a Hibernian player.
“We have been speaking and trying to make it happen for a good few weeks now. She is a versatile player who can play in both midfield and defence. She will bring both athleticism and a physical presence to our squad.
“I can’t wait to get back to some form of normality and see Charlotte and the rest of the squad in action. I’m excited by this signing. I really feel this will push us towards hitting our targets for the upcoming season.”