Vita van der Linden: Ajax midfielder joins Bristol City Women

Vita van der Linden
Van der Linden rose through the AFC Ajax Vrouwen academy before joining the first team squad at the age of 18

Bristol City Women have signed Netherlands Under-23 international Vita van der Linden from AFC Ajax Vouvren.

The 22-year-old came through the Dutch club's academy and featured in last season's Champions League campaign.

"The city is awesome, my teammates are so kind and the club has a family feel which makes it a great fit for me," midfielder Van der Linden said.

Manager Tanya Oxtoby added: "We are confident this is the right environment to help her reach her potential."

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Eartha Cumings has signed a new deal with the Women's Super League club.

The 20-year-old, who joined the Vixens from Scottish side Spartans FC in 2018, has previously represented Scotland at under-19 level.

"I'm looking forward to the season ahead and how much further I can push myself," Cumings told the club website.

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