Liverpool winger Rinsola Babajide joins Brighton on loan

The 23-year-old has been with Women's Championship outfit Liverpool since joining from Watford in January 2018; she was part of the England squad that finished third at the Under-20 World Cup later that year, and in September 2020 was called up to the senior Lionesses set-up.

Rinsola Babajide has been with Women's Championship outfit Liverpool since joining from Watford in January 2018
Image: Rinsola Babajide has been with Women's Championship side Liverpool since joining from Watford in January 2018

Brighton have announced the signing of Liverpool winger Rinsola Babajide on a season-long loan deal.

The 23-year-old has been with Women's Championship side Liverpool since joining from Watford in January 2018.

She was part of the England squad that finished third at the Under-20 World Cup later that year, and in September 2020 was called up to the senior Lionesses set-up for a training camp.

Brighton boss Hope Powell, whose side finished sixth in the Women's Super League last season, said: "Rinsola will be a great addition to our squad and we're delighted she is coming to Brighton.

"She is very quick with an eye for goal, and I think she is a player with a lot to offer. She's also very ambitious, she wants to play for England and play at the highest level and we hope we can help her achieve her potential."

Liverpool boss Matt Beard, appointed in May for a second spell in charge of the Reds, said on their website: "I've had good discussions with Rinsola since I arrived and this is a very good opportunity for her.

"She was keen to play WSL this season and especially to be closer to her family down south.

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"We'll be following her progress with great interest and wish her well for a successful campaign with Brighton."

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Sky Sports has announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the primary broadcaster of the Barclays Women's Super League from September 2021

Watch the Barclays FA Women's Super League live on Sky Sports

In March, Sky Sports announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the primary broadcaster of the Barclays FA Women's Super League from September 2021, becoming one of Sky Sports' flagship offerings.

The deal will see Sky Sports show at least 35 games exclusively live per season and further strengthens the broadcaster's commitment to women's sport.

Sky Sports are recruiting for the best-in-class on-and-off-screen production team as part of the plan to align WSL with the broadcaster's other big sporting leagues and events.

The WSL will get the full Sky Sports treatment with lengthy build-ups and reaction to all live matches, plus daily news from the competition across Sky Sports News and Sky Sports' digital platforms.

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