Spurs sign stopper Sophie

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Enfield-born goalkeeper, Sophie Whitehouse.

Whitehouse moved to the United States at the age of nine after growing up in Tanzania. The shot-stopper has spent her entire career in the States, having represented Potomac Hotspurs at High School level in Washington DC, before moving into the senior game with Columbia University in New York and Santa Clara University.

The highly-rated 24-year-old was clearly delighted to be joining the North Londoners: “I’m super-excited to join Spurs,” she told www.tottenhamhotspur.com.

“I’ve always targeted playing professionally in England so to have this opportunity is amazing.

“I was born in Enfield so I’ve always been a fan of the Club from afar. This is probably going to be one of the best years for the WSL so far because of all the talented recruits that teams including Spurs have made, so it’s an exciting time for me to come into the set-up here and I’m really excited to get started.

“I’ve always looked up to Becky Spencer, who has been around the game for a long time and has obviously played a lot of games for Spurs. I’ve watched her play and I feel I can learn a lot from her and the other goalkeepers we have here at this fantastic Club.”

Whitehouse could feature for Spurs in their FA Women’s Super League clash with Manchester United at the Hive on Saturday (12:30pm).

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Brian Jeeves

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