Liverpool Ladies have confirmed that they have reluctantly accepted a bid from Arsenal Ladies for Nigerian female striker, Asisat Oshoala. This was announced on Liverpool’s official website on Tuesday.
A statement on the Reds website reads:
“Liverpool Ladies can today confirm that the club has reluctantly accepted a bid from Arsenal Ladies for Asisat Oshoala.”
It was also revealed that the former African Woman Player of the Year will now discuss personal terms with Pedro Martinez Losa’s side before joining the Arsenal Ladies.
The Super Falcons’ forward joined the Reds in January 2015 from Nigeria Women Premier League’s outfit Rivers Angels. The deal is subject to the 21-year-old being granted a work permit ahead of the 2016 season.
Oshoala won the 2014 CAF Female Footballer of the Year award after her stellar performances at the U-21 World Cup and the African Women Championship in 2014, and in May 2015, she became the first African player to win BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, beating the likes of Spain’s Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian legend Marta to the honor. The award is voted for by football fans around the world.
Asisat joined Liverpool Ladies in January 2015 after her superb performance in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, ahead of the 2015 Women’s Super League campaign and scored three goals in 12 league outings last season. She missed two months of the 2015 season with a knee injury, as defending champions Liverpool finished seventh in the female League.
Her contract with the two-time Women Super League champions would have expired at the end of the 2016 season if club and player had honored the agreement.