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Fri 09 October 2020, 17:00|Tottenham Hotspur

We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Sophie Whitehouse.

Sophie will wear the number 24 shirt for Spurs Women.

Born locally in Enfield, Sophie grew up in Tanzania before moving to the United States with her family aged nine, and has spent her entire playing career in America to date.

Having represented the aptly-named Potomac Hotspurs at High School level in Washington DC, she began her senior career with Columbia University in New York City where she became captain and kept five clean sheets in 16 games during the 2018 season.

She made 13 appearances for top 15-ranked Santa Clara University in NCAA competition in the 2019 campaign, keeping seven clean sheets and helping the team reach the round of 16 of the NCAA Division One Tournament, before returning to the UK at the beginning of 2020.

It’s an exciting time for me to come into the set-up here and I’m really excited to get started.

Sophie Whitehouse

“I’m super-excited to join Spurs,” smiled Sophie, who turns 24 on Saturday. “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.”

Sophie will be eligible for Saturday’s home match against Manchester United.