Everton Women ramped up their bid to become a fixture in the WSL top-five by completing a succession of winter transfer window coups – business manager Willie Kirk says makes a "statement" about the Club's ambition.
Superstar Australia forward Hayley Raso signed from Brisbane Roar, joining Izzy Christiansen at the Club after the England international midfielder swapped European champions Lyon for Everton last month.
Scotsman Kirk also added 21-year-old former England Under-21 goalkeeper Sandy MacIver, tipped by her new boss as a future Lionesses number one, to challenge current keeping pair Tinja-Riikka Korpela and Kirstie Levell.
Everton allowed teenage striker Elise Hughes to join Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the campaign, a move Kirk insists is designed to speed the development of a player he views as an Everton number 9 in waiting.
Defender Georgia Brougham, meanwhile, secured a temporary switch to Birmingham City, with a view to gaining competitive action in the season's closing months.
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