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Spurs sign England from Chelsea in British-record deal

Tottenham have signed striker Bethany England from Chelsea for a domestic record fee for a British player in the women's game.

The deal is worth a reported £250,000 and breaks the current record, which was set by Lauren James' £200,000 move from Manchester United to Chelsea in 2021.

England has signed a three-year deal at Spurs and will wear the number 19 shirt.

The 28-year-old leaves Chelsea after seven years at the club, having scored 74 goals in 164 appearances for the Blues where she won nine major trophies.

England, who has scored 11 goals in 21 games for the Lionesses, is keen to gain more regular football after losing her place in the England squad, with the World Cup coming up in the summer.

Speaking about England's departure, Chelsea boss Emma Hayes said: "Beth has given tremendous service to the club

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