On Wednesday, AC Milan announced that the team had made three new signings.
The players are Natasha Dowie, Laura Agard, and Selena Babb.
Dowie is an experienced forward who has traversed the globe. She’s played in England with Liverpool, Everton and the Doncaster Rovers Belles. She has also played in the USA with the Boston Breakers (formerly of the NWSL). Dowie was also the captain of the Melbourne Victory and had a successful stint with the team before coming to Milan.
The former Melbourne skipper played a total of 13 matches and notched up a total of seven goals and two assists for the club. She’ll bring much-needed experience and firepower to the front line, and will form a formidable partnership with Valentina Giacinti.
Laura Agard is Milan’s second signing.
The former French international plied her trade at Fiorentina before coming to Milan.
Agard has played a total of 30 matches for the Viola, and has also managed to score at least one goal. The French defender also brings a certain amount of pedigree with her, as she has previously won the Champions League with Olympique Lyonnais.
She’ll bring steel and experience to the backline and will form a fine partnership with starting centre-back Laura Fusetti.
Milan’s final announcement of the day was for goalkeeper Selena Babb.
The 24-year-old comes to Milan from Sporting Club de Huelva in Spain. The Dutch player also has Champions League experience, as she played three matches for CFF Olimpia Cluj in the competition during the 2018/2019 season.
All three signings will raise the level of Milan’s game and will make them competitive next season.
They also make the pain of seeing Nora Heroum sign for another team a bit more bearable as well. The former Milan midfielder will be plying her trade at Brighton and Hove Albion next season, and we will no doubt, miss her presence at Milan.
Fortunately, Milan have a few signings lined up to replace the departing players
They are the first of many signings that the Rossonere will make during this transfer window. Look for more names to be revealed within the upcoming days.