Chinese footballer Tang Jiali joins Tottenham Hotspur

SHANGHAI, July 21 (Xinhua) – Chinese women’s national team member Tang Jiali will join England’s Premier League giant Tottenham Hotspur FC, the Shanghai Women’s Football Club announced on Wednesday.

Tang, a powerful 26-year-old striker, lost the chance to play the Tokyo Olympics after failing to recover in time from a knee injury.

“Tang will feel pain when she uses her left leg. Now she has returned to Shanghai for treatment,” said Tang Dingjian, the national team doctor. “She needs a month to recover, but her future career will not be affected.”

Tang was instrumental in China’s cumulative victory over South Korea in the Olympic qualifying heats. She was also among the 10 nominees for the Best Player in 2020 from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Tang is another member of China’s national women’s football team to play abroad after Wang Shuang served for France club Paris Saint-Germain.

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