Leicester City Women Football Club

Leicester City Women sign Paige Bailey-Gayle

Leicester City Women have captured the signing of former Arsenal youngster Paige Bailey-Gayle

  • Paige Bailey-Gayle scored twice as Arsenal Academy beat Manchester United 5-0 to lift the FA WSL Academy Cup
  • The forward has represented England at Under 17 level, playing alongside four Leicester City Women players
  • The 17-year-old made three First Team appearances for the Gunners last season

Leicester City Women Football Club have signed striker Paige Bailey-Gayle who joins the Club having left Arsenal at the end of the 2018/19 season.

The forward helped Arsenal lift the FA WSL Academy Cup with two goals in the final against Manchester United whilst fellow summer signing Lachante Paul also netted twice in the 5-0 win.

Paige Bailey-Gayle arrives at the Club with England Under 17 experience having helped England to qualify for the European Championships in Lithuania last summer before making four appearances during the competition as the Young Lionesses finished fourth.

John Griffiths’ England Under 17 squad in 2018 featured five of the currently Leicester City squad with Paige Bailey-Gayle playing alongside Libby Smith, Simran Jhamat, Annabel Blanchard and Aimee Everett.

Speaking to LCWFC TV, Paige Bailey-Gayle said: “I saw Leicester City a few times last season, it’s a really good Club and there’s a lot of young players here.

From where I’m coming from, this feels like a really good place to start my senior career.”

Leicester City Women Manager, Jonathan Morgan said: “Paige is a very direct, pacy, quick winger. She’s got an eye for goal, she’s got an eye for setting an assist up too

We saw her in one of the Development Cup games last season and we were certain that she’s ready for the Championship. She’s another player that we’re certain will go into the WSL at some point in her career.”

The youngster will join up with her new Leicester City teammates tomorrow as the squad return for pre-season training ahead of the forthcoming 2019/20 campaign.