Tottenham Hotspur Women announced their second new acquisition of the offseason on Friday, signing free agent Rachel Williams to a one-year contract. Like Spurs’ other signing, Karys Harrop, Williams’ most recent club was Birmingham City, and she is also an experienced player with England caps in her career. She left Birmingham “to explore new opportunities,” which like her teammate Harrop means “to sign for Tottenham Hotspur.”
But that’s where the similarities end. While Harrop is expected to immediately compete for a place as a starter in Spurs’ back line, the 32-year old Williams comes to Spurs at the tail end of her career and after two miserable years. She’ll likely be a rotation option or a late game substitute, but with a lot of top flight experience.
In short, she may be Spurs Women’s Fernando Llorente.
Over the course of her career at Birmingham, Williams has scored 43 goals in 94 total appearances.