Eveliina Summanen signs for Spurs Women
Mon 10 January 2022, 13:30|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce the signing of Eveliina Summanen, subject to work permit and international clearance.
The central midfielder joins us on a contract until 2023 with the option to extend for a further year and will wear the number 24 shirt.
Born in Lappeenranta, Summanen began her career with her hometown team PEPO where she progressed through the youth system before joining top-flight side, HJK in 2016.
She made her senior debut in April, 2016 and went on to feature 63 times, making 59 starts and scoring three goals over the next three seasons.
In 2019, the 23-year-old made the switch from Kansanallinen Liiga to her neighbouring country, Sweden to join KIF Örebro. She adapted quickly to life in Damallsvenskan, starting all 21 of her appearances.
In January 2020, Kristianstads DFF acquired her services and she made 43 starts over the following two seasons finding the back of the net five times.
A key part of the Finland national team, she made her senior debut in June, 2017 against China and has earned 34 caps for her country.
She was a permanent fixture throughout her country’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign and successful qualification for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament in July.
The move sees her link up with her national teammate, goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela.
Eveliina said: “It’s a dream to sign for Tottenham Hotspur, I’m very proud to be a Spurs player. The Club has big ambitions and I’m incredibly happy to be a part of the next stage of the journey here. I felt that now is the right time to take the next step in my career and play in one of the top leagues in the world. I can’t wait to get started.”
Rehanne said: “I am delighted to have Eveliina join us in the January window. She has an extremely valuable amount of experience despite her age and has played a key role at both club and international level helping Finland to successfully qualify for the UEFA Women’s Euros 2022. Eveliina will adapt well to life in the WSL - she brings a fantastic work ethic and strong technical capabilities. We are looking forward to what the future will bring for her here at Spurs.”