Nigerian- British footballer, Eni Aluko has joined Italian champions Juventus Women from Chelsea. The 31-year-old England international who has scored 33 goals in 102 England appearances, as well as helping Chelsea to win their recent league and cup double was unveiled today in Italy.
‘Juventus Women are pleased to announce the signing of England international forward Eniola Aluko,’ Juventus announced on their website. ‘Welcome to the Bianconere, Eniola!’
Aluko also wrote on Twitter: ‘Delighted & honoured to join @JuventusFCWomen- Italian champions, a club with an overwhelming history, ambition and success. So proud to hold the shirt worn by an endless list of legends. I can’t wait to get started!! ForzaJuve’
Aluko who has previously played for Birmingham and Charlton, as well as other clubs in the US, will join fellow English player Katie Zelem in the squad.
Back in August 2017, Eniola, who is the elder sister of Nigeria striker Sone Aluko accused former England manager Mark Sampson of making racially discriminatory remarks at her in 2014.
At that time she claimed Sampson made racist jibe about Ebola and her family in Nigeria.
In the following month, Sampson was sacked for “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour with female players in a previous role, with former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville taking over in January.