Celtic boost women's team with new signing from Spain

By John McGinley

February 11, 2020

Celtic Women have been boosted again with fresh investment in the playing squad after the club announced today that Spanish midfielder Brenda Lopez Castellano has signed on professional terms.

Celtic say that the 27-year-old was spotted by coaching staff in a four-team training camp tournament with CD Femarguin in Gran Canaria last month.

Head Coach Fran Alonso is delighted to sign the player, telling the official website: “I saw Brenda for the first time when we played in Gran Canaria and I was very impressed.

“She has great tactical awareness and can take set-plays with both feet. The way she reads the game is perfect for the way I want to play.”

She sounds like the kind of player who can make a real difference to the Celtic team as they embark on a pivotal and ambitious season.

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The move for Castellano comes after the signings of Jodie Bartle, Lisa Robertson, Sarah Teegarden and Summer Green.

The club also recently signed up Chloe Logan, Chloe Craig, Keeva Keenan, Natalie Ross and Sarah Ewens to professional terms.

It’s the first season that our women’s team have been a full-time professional outfit.

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The addition of Fran Alonso also made headlines for all the right reasons, having spent time coaching the men’s first-teams at Everton and Southampton before his Head Coach position.

Celtic are not messing about when it comes to the women’s game this season and they’ll likely be looking to make a push towards silverware, such is the culture at the club.

They kicked off their campaign with a 0-0 draw with Glasgow Women in the SWPL Cup at the weekend and face St Johnstone in the same competition this Sunday at McDiarmid Park.

We’ll be cheering them on to have a fantastic campaign.