Jacynta Galabadaarachchi: West Ham United Women sign Australian forward

Jacynta Galabadaarachchi
Jacynta Galabadaarachchi has played for Perth and Melbourne in Australia

West Ham United Women have signed Australian forward Jacynta Galabadaarachchi from Perth Glory.

The 18-year-old played five times for Perth after moving last year from Melbourne, who she helped win the W-League title.

Galabadaarachchi has played for her country at Under-17 level and went to a senior training camp in 2017.

"I have wanted to play in England since I was eight-years-old and my dream has finally come true," she said.

West Ham head coach Matt Beard told the club website: "I like working with and developing young players and she is one of the best I have seen, in terms of ability."

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