Jade Boho-Sayo makes Reading switch
The striker has six goals in nine appearances for her country, and got eight in nine games for Bristol in 2015. (Photo: FAWSL)

Reading Women have bolstered their ranks today with the signing of Jade Boho-Sayo, who makes the switch from Bristol City - formerly Academy.

The Equatorial Guinea forward had a fruitful spell in Bristol, joining them at the midway point of the 2015 season and scoring eight goals in just nine games in her first spell in England.

However, these goals could not stop the club from being relegated to WSL 2, but they stopped Boho-Sayo from having to play second-tier football, with her performances attracting the attention of Reading, who have been able to offer her an immedate return to WSL 1 with this deal following their promotion last season.

International striker to bring experience

Speaking to Reading's official website, manager Kelly Chambers expressed her delight with the new signing as the team look to establish themselves in the top flight.

"It's another good signing for us," she said. "Jade has WSL 1, Champions League and international experience," all of which can benefit a team who have little experience in the top flight of English football.

Boyo-Sayo took the division by storm after arriving in the summer, with her pace and finishing a nightmare for defenders.
Boyo-Sayo took the division by storm after arriving in the summer, with her pace and finishing a nightmare for defenders.

Chambers believes the 29-year-old "will fit in well with the squad" and that she further bolsters a team that is being "built" to be prepared "for the challenge" presented by WSL 1.

Reading making up ground in busy window

As the transfer window continues to get busier and busier, this signing can help Reading catch up with those around them in the league who have already completed a number of deals for players.

The team who came up with the Royals, Doncaster Belles, have certainly made an impression in recent weeks, securing the services of experienced Liverpool trio Becky Easton, Katrin Omarsdottir and Natasha Dowie, as well as tying down star striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk with a professional deal - amongst others.

However, it was Reading who pipped them to top spot last season, and they will want to be above them in the final standings again this year, with goals from Boho-Sayo sure to help them as they try to achieve this.

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