Chelsea’s landed their ‘Big Fish’ in the transfer market, at least on the Women’s Super League side.
USWNT prospect Mia Fishel, 22, joins the Blues from Tigres after a celebrated but short stint in Mexico. She’s yet to make her USWNT debut for Vlatko Andonovski despite being called up in 2020 after scoring 13 goals in six U-20 appearances.
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Chelsea announced a three-year contract for Fishel, who will wear No. 2 for the club. The Blues won the Super League last season and doubled up with the FA Cup.
Blues boss Emma Hayes had high praise for Fishel:
“Mia is an exceptional finisher whose box presence and movement make her elite. She can also create something from nothing and her prime years are to come.”
The UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinalists also boast USWNT star Catarino Macario as well as world stars Sam Kerr, Lauren James, Millie Bright, and Canadian trio Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessie Fleming, and Ashley Lawrence.
Fishel was drafted fifth overall in the 2022 NWSL Draft but opted to sign for Tigres, where she scored 34 times in 43 appearances and won the 2022 Apertura Golden Boot.
This after a collegiate career that saw her bag 32 goals in 59 games for UCLA.