Sunderland Ladies have signed utility player Brooke Chaplen ahead of the new Women's Super League One season.
Chaplen, 25, spent the past six seasons with Everton and is a former England Under-23 international.
"I am excited to have signed for Sunderland and I am looking forward to the opportunity of training full-time," she told the club website.
"The facilities at the Academy of Light are fantastic. I am looking forward to what should be an exciting season."
Newly-promoted Sunderland, who won the second-tier title in 2014, make their WSL 1 debut at reigning-champions Liverpool on Wednesday.
"We are delighted to have signed Brooke," head coach Carlton Fairweather added. "She is a talented player who has played at the highest level for several seasons.
"She is a valuable addition to the squad and I am looking forward to seeing her impact on the team."