Tang Jiali joins Spurs Women
Wed 21 July 2021, 08:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the loan signing of Tang Jiali from Shanghai Shengli FC for the 2021/22 season subject to work permit clearance.
The forward will wear the number nine shirt.
Tang joined Shanghai in January, 2016, and has made 42 appearances to date over the course of two separate spells at the club.
In her debut season for the Chinese Super League side, Tang featured 14 times and found the back of the net on seven occasions.
The 26-year-old moved to Jiangsu Suning in January, 2018, where she helped them clinch the title, making 25 appearances and scoring 11 times.
Tang returned to Shanghai for a second spell at the beginning of the 2020 season, the playmaker continued her fine form and added eight goals to her tally in 15 appearances.
Equally established on the international stage, Tang made her senior debut for China in December, 2014, against the USA and earned a nomination for the Best Young Player of the Tournament at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
She scored vital goals recently in China’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifying campaign against Australia, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.
Tang said: “I am so happy to be joining Tottenham Hotspur. I am a big fan of Premier League football and I’ve always dreamt of playing in England. I can’t wait to arrive in London, and I hope I can help make it a successful season for the team.”
Head Coach Rehanne Skinner said: “We are really excited to have a player of Tang’s quality coming to Spurs. She has been a prolific goalscorer in the Chinese Super League and instrumental in helping China in their successful Olympic qualifying campaign. The additional strengths Tang brings to the team will be key to our success moving into the new season.”