Siri Worm says Everton Ladies are gaining a “really good technical player” in Inessa Kaagman.
The Blue Girls left-back regularly faced Kaagman while at former club FC Twente in the Eredivisie and saw plenty to be excited about when the Ajax midfielder moves to Merseyside later this summer.
Kaagman revealed that she spoke to both Worm and Marthe Munsterman – who has made the move in the opposite direction – about life in England, and the Toffees defender has backed her new teammate to thrive in the WSL.
“I told her that Everton is a great Club and a step forward for her,” revealed Worm. “I said that the move would be good for her improvement, like it has been for mine.
“The league is really strong and the coaches are really good, so they give you opportunities to grow. In the last two seasons, Ajax have been champions and Inessa has really improved. She played in different positions against us [when I faced her] but she has really developed in the last few years.
“She is a really good technical player that can read the game really well, she gets a lot of assists, and has a great left foot. I think she can be a good player for us.”
Worm herself made the switch from Holland to Merseyside last summer and knows what it takes to adapt to the English game.
And she says she will happily help Kaagman settle in when she arrives for pre-season training in July.
“Of course I’ll show her around Liverpool!” she added. “Signing early in the summer is good for her - she will have a whole pre-season with us and will see what the level is and she can show her quality.
“The Dutch league is different to the WSL. It takes time and I needed a while to settle. But I can help her and she will be fine.”
While Worm is excited to see her fellow compatriot come to Everton, she is sad to see Munsterman return home to Holland.
The pair have played together for over a decade, firstly at former club Twente before they then made the move to Everton together in 2017.
But Worm is confident joining Ajax will bring the best out of her friend.
“I am really sad because I played the last 12 years with her,” she conceded. “Marthe is one of my best mates so it hard to see her go to another club. We spent a lot of time together and I am going to miss her but I will see her in Holland.
“At the same time, I am happy for her. It is a good choice for her and hopefully she will be important for Ajax next season and she will continue to grow and improve.”