Martina Piemonte says the trust and faith showed by Everton in transfer negotiations were a key reason why she signed for the Club.
The Blues forward becomes the second-ever Italian to move to the Women’s Super League, following in the footsteps of fellow Italy international and now Club teammate Aurora Galli.
The 25-year-old admits she had options to go elsewhere this summer, but the support from the Club and manager Brian Sorensen is what ultimately set her heart on the blue side of Merseyside.
“I thought I’d never get there [to play in England], instead I have realised this dream come,” Piemonte said.
“As an Italian, being able to get here is something unique.
“In my career, I have never had the chance to make a choice [about my future] exclusively to me.
“That is why this moment is important. I feel strongly wanted by this Club.
“They wanted me here with them and they want to aim higher and higher in a competitive and excellent league.”
Piemonte will meet her new Everton teammates later this month when the squad report back to Finch Farm for the beginning of pre-season.
While the Italian forward is yet to meet most of the squad, she says she already feels part of the Everton family and is committed to helping the team reach new heights.
“Being able to be part of this new family for me is an honour, an incredible opportunity, which I will want to live by putting every single part of me, on and off the field,” she added.
“I will work even harder as I enjoy and live every single moment of this wonderful adventure. To achieve the goals I have set for myself.
“I can't wait to put myself at the service of the coach and the whole team, and together with my new teammates, get to the goals set, winning more and more together.”