Brianna Visalli is a very clever midfielder, brave and aggressive, who makes football seem easyMarta Tejedor
The 24-year-old joins the Blues after a year with fellow FA Women’s Super League competitors West Ham Women, and becomes Marta Tejedor’s second new summer signing.
The American has previously played for Pepperdine University and Chicago Red Stars before moving to England, where she became a key player for the Hammers.
Visalli, from California, notched five goals and six assists in 25 appearances during her first campaign in English football.
During the campaign, Visalli was part of the squad that made history by getting to the Women’s FA Cup final with West Ham.
She has also represented the United States of America at Under-23s, making three appearances. But Visalli is eligible to represent England, as her mother is a dual citizen having been born in Suffolk.
Tejedor is thrilled to welcome Visalli on board and is looking forward to watching her develop with the team next season.
“Brianna Visalli is a very clever midfielder, brave and aggressive, who makes football seems easy,” Tejedor said.
“She is a complete athlete with an excellent balance between offensive and defensive talent. She'll give us experience, consistency and leadership in midfield ahead of an exciting campaign.”