Kim Little leaves Arsenal for Seattle Reign

Wednesday 20 Nov 2013
Kim Little has signed a long-term deal with Seattle Reign

Kim Little has left Arsenal Ladies to sign a long-term deal with Seattle Reign in the US.

The prolific Scottish midfielder spent six years with the Gunners, winning a host of individual and domestic honours along the way.

And after helping the Gunners to four League titles, three FA Women’s Cup triumphs and four League Cup successes, the 2013 PFA Women’s Player of the Year has decided to leave for pastures new.

She told "Playing in America has always been an ambition of mine.

"To get the opportunity to play in the professional league and work with Laura Harvey is my main reason for joining Seattle Reign.

"It's obviously very difficult to leave Arsenal - I've had a great six years here. I've worked with so many great players so it was a very difficult decision but it's one that I feel has been made at the right time.

"I've had a lot of great memories at Arsenal - probably too many to mention. Winning the Women's Super League title and the two cups last season are probably my highlights.

Gunners general manager Vic Akers added: "Kim is an outstanding player.

"Her potential was clear when we first went to see her play as a teenager for Hibernian, and we always believed she could be a world-class talent.

"I’m pleased to say that’s just what she’s become. I’d like to thank her on behalf of the team for all that she’s helped us to achieve in recent seasons, and wish her all the best for this new chapter in her career."

By Glenn Lavery