Everton Women Sign Danish Defender Sevecke

Everton have completed a deal to bring 23-year-old Danish defender Rikke Sevecke to the Club from FC Fleury 91 in France.

Sevecke has signed a two-year contract following one season in Paris with her former club.

The centre-back, a full Denmark international, had more than four years with Brondby in her home country after joining the club aged 18 in January 2015.

She started with fellow Danes BSF but after two years – and a series of notable displays for Denmark’s Under-19 team – was snapped up by Brondby.

Sevecke spent the second half of 2017 playing college football on loan in America with University of Northwestern Ohio.

Sevecke is the second Denmark international to join Everton this summer following the arrival of forward Nicoline Sorensen.

"I'm super excited to join Everton on my next step and I'm looking forward to the professional setup and level that the WSL has to offer," Sevecke said.

"I can't wait to get started and work with [manager] Willie Kirk and the team to reach our goals for the upcoming season

Everton boss Kirk said: “I’m delighted to bring Rikke to the Club.

"I was aware of her move to France last summer and tracked her closely in her opening few months there.

"I then watched Rikke play for Denmark at this year's Algarve Cup and her performances cemented my thoughts on her qualities.

"She is already a very talented defender and I firmly believe if she continues to develop, she can be one of the best centre-backs in Europe in the next few seasons.

"In addition to her technical qualities, she brings leadership, she is humble and is hungry to work hard and learn.

"I am looking forward to working with her and helping her realise her potential.”

Pictured: Sevecke in action for Denmark