Rosella Ayane: Millwall Lionesses sign Chelsea striker on loan

Rosella Ayane

Millwall Lionesses have signed Chelsea forward Rosella Ayane on loan until 31 May.

The 19 year-old was part of Chelsea's first-team squad last season, after scoring her first league goal in 2013.

Reading-born Ayane, who previously won the FA Girls' Youth Cup with Chelsea's Under-17 side, scored twice against the Lionesses in the 2014 Continental Cup.

"She is a goalscorer and that's what we've brought her in to do," Millwall boss Dan Mlinar told the club website.external-link

Ayane is available for Millwall's next Women's Super League Two game at home to Everton to Sunday.

"She is tall, she's got presence, she's a powerful runner with, and without the ball and I think she adds something different to the team," Mlinar added.

"She is comfortable playing as a target centre-forward or off the shoulder, depending on what system we play, and she can also pull wide on the left-hand side and she seems to be good at beating people one-on-one."