Chelsea All Set To Announce Club Record Signing Of striker

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CHELSEA FC Women are close to signing Colombia striker Mayra Ramirez for a club-record fee.

he 24-year-old has impressed at Levante, scoring six goals in seven league games this season after netting 14 times last term.

The club have been keen on signing a striker in this window after Sam Kerr suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during a warm weather training camp in Morocco earlier this month.

And according to the reports on the Sky Sports website – the club are very close to agreeing a club record deal for the striker.

Sky Sports’ Charlotte Marsh has had her say on the injury to Kerr and why the club needed to sign a new striker: “For the most part, Chelsea have avoided the glut of ACL injuries that have plagued other teams around them, especially at Arsenal and Manchester United recently. But now, they have lost one of their most important players to the dreaded knee injury.

“It means Kerr, who has been synonymous with Hayes’ success at CHELSEA FC over the last few years, won’t be able to help the team win the trophies that would send the manager out on a high.

“The Champions League remains the one trophy Hayes hasn’t won with the Blues, and Kerr has already scored five goals in four European games this season. She has been a key part of Chelsea’s progress so far and it seems strange that if the Blues are to finally win the trophy, Kerr will have no further part.

“Add to that their defence of the WSL and FA Cup, plus their bid for another Conti Cup title, it’s set to be a hectic final four months of the season and a less than ideal moment to lose a player of such quality.

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“Kerr missed much of Australia’s World Cup campaign last summer with injury and needed further recovery heading into the new campaign.

“But she has started in seven of her eight WSL appearances, with four goals and three assists, showing just how pivotal she remains to Chelsea’s play, even when not at her free-scoring best.

“In the absence of another injured player – Blues captain Millie Bright – Kerr has taken on the captain’s armband and they miss her leadership at the top end of the pitch.”

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