By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw
Women’s football is, once again, grabbing the headlines during the current transfer window, which began on 2 January 2021 and ends on 1 February 2021, with the signing by the Manchester United Women’s Team of the twenty-seven-year-old defender, Maria Thorisdottir, for an undisclosed sum.
She joins United from fellow Women’s Super League (WSL) Club, Chelsea, where she has been playing for the last three and a half years.
Under the transfer deal, she will play with United until the end of the 2022-2023 season, with an option for a further year.
She previously played for the Norwegian Club, Klepp, and earned 46 caps playing for the Norwegian National Team.
“United was always big in Norway, so for me to be part of the women’s side is really exciting.”
Chelsea currently lead the WSL on goal difference from United with a game in hand.