Charli Grant signs for Tottenham Hotspur in the WSL

CommBank Matildas' defender Charli Grant has officially signed for Tottenham Hotspur, making the move from Vittsjö GIK following her contract ending in Sweden, signing with Spurs until 2026.

Grant joins the contingent of Australians playing in the WSL and will be set to make the North London derby very interesting, with Spurs taking on a trio of Aussies at Arsenal. 

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The defender played for three years in Sweden, originally signing for FC Rosengård from hometown club Adelaide United, she made the loan move to fellow Swedish side Vittsjö GIK, in search of more playing time. Grant played alongside two Australians at Vittsjö, Katrina Gorry and Clare Polkinghorne, and made her move permanent in the 2023 season. 

“It feels very surreal,” Grant said in her interview with SPURSPLAY. “It’s definitely a dream come true and I’m excited to get started. What we are building here at the club is very special and something I wanted to be a part of."

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“It was an incredible moment to score my first goal,” she said. “Every time, you put on your national team jersey, it’s a huge honour. It’s something I have always dreamt of since I was a little girl and to score that goal was incredible." she continued

Spurs currently occupy sixth place on the WSL ladder, they will be back in action next in a Women's FA Club clash against Sheffield United, with Grant looking to make her debut for her new side in the game on the 15th of January at 12:00am AEDT. 

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