Hannah Hampton becomes ambitious Aston Villa's latest smart signing

Aston Villa have continued their strong summer recruitment drive by securing the signing of rising star goalkeeper Hannah Hampton following her recent exit from local rivals Birmingham, positioning themselves for a rise up the WSL table this coming season.

Still just 20, Hampton has been called up to the senior England squad for training camps on a number of occasions over the past 18 months and is widely tipped to seriously challenge for the Lionesses gloves in the future.

She has been a regular with Birmingham in the WSL since 2018 and had the added bonus of starting her football career as an outfield player in Villarreal’s academy after her family moved to Spain.

Hampton has signed a two-year contract with Villa and manager Carla Ward, who was in charge at Birmingham last season, has called her one of the best goalkeepers in the WSL.