West Ham has announced the signing of goalkeeper, Kinga Szemik, to replace Captain Mackenzie Arnold who confirmed her departure earlier this week.

Szemik is joining the Hammers from Stade de Reims, where she maintained nine clean sheets during the 22 games she played in the French Division 1 Féminine.

She has 17 caps for Poland and was part of the under-17 side who beat Sweden to the European Championship.

The 27-year-old told the West Ham media team: “I want the fans to know that I have their backs in the goal and that they can count on me and be sure that I will always give 100 per cent on the field. That’s what I want my teammates to expect from me.

“I know that West Ham is one of the biggest clubs with one of the longest histories here in England.

“I know that the women’s team has been here for a while also, so I’m happy to be here. I’m excited to start my journey at the Club!”

The Poland international has joined the club on a three year contract which expires in the summer of 2027.

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By Abby Rampling-Mott

Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston. Abby is also a co-host on the LG Women's Football podcast.