2023 Fifa WWC star Plumptre reveals she has found a new club after Leicester City exitPublished: August 11, 2023
2023 Fifa Women's World Cup star Ashleigh Plumptre has admitted that she has found a new club following her departure from Leicester City, but was careful not to disclose the identity of the club.
The former Young Lionesses midfielder was arguably the standout player as Nigeria suffered a heartbreaking loss on penalties to her country of birth, England in the round of 16 of the ongoing tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
Although Plumptre put herself in the shop window with a string of impressive performances playing as a makeshift left-back during the World Cup, she has suggested her future had already been decided before the start of the tournament.
The versatile central defender departed Leicester City following the expiry of her contract at the King Power Stadium at the end of last season.
Overall, Plumptre registered 79 appearances for Leicester City, with whom she won the Barclays Women's Championship title in 2021, and helped them maintain their Women's Super League status in back-to-back seasons.
When asked for comments on her next club, Plumptre said to Channels Television's Austin Okon Akpan: "Funnily enough my dad is my agent so he has to deal with all that sort of stuff.
"I left Leicester at the end of the season, obviously my hometown club. I enjoyed my experience there for sure and I'll go back and say bye to everybody.
"I'll go back in the next week or so to say bye to everybody but nothing's been released yet about my next club.
"I wanted to not have a distraction while I was in the World Cup. I wanted my full focus on that but in the coming weeks it will be released.
"I'm really excited I've chosen somewhere that has to align with who I am as a person. I have to know about what the values are of the environment and of the people I'm playing for. I can't say yet but I'm looking forward to a new challenge."
Former Notts County star Plumptre spent three years at Leicester City after joining them from the University of Southern California's USC Trojans.
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