Celtic Women’s team have signed highly rated Spanish player Anita Marcos on loan.
The striker joins the Hoops from Atletico Madrid in her native land. [club site]
Marcos is part of a growing list of players who have signed the dotted line after the club went professional this season.
The 19-year-old could even make her debut for her new club as early as Friday evening.
Anita Marcos signs for Celtic women on loan
The Spanish teen will be looking to make her mark during an iconic time for the Celtic Women’s team.
There is already a Spanish flavour to the side with new manager Fran Alonso also hailing from the country.
Alonso will know a lot about Marcos who is described as “one of the most exciting young players in Europe” by the Celts.
Marcos has won two league titles with Atletico’s women’s team and also lifted two under 19 European championships with Spain.
She told the club site: “I’m very happy because, for me, it’s a very good opportunity. I took this decision to come to Celtic because I want to grow and I want to win things with this club.
“I watch a lot of football so I know Celtic is a very big club. I’ve watched the games and I can see the passion, which is awesome.”
Celtic Women’s team have a massive game to contend with on Friday night as they play Glasgow City.
The league derby will be a big one which could possibly determine early on where the title is going to go.
So much so, the match will be broadcast at 19.30 on BBC Alba on all UK television services.
Marcos could make her debut for Alonso’s side and what an occasion it would be for her to get her first goal.