Juventus sign big name from Aston Villa

Following Douglas Luiz's exit from the club another member of the Aston Villa squad has followed and signed for Italian giants Juventus.
A general view of Allianz Stadium is seen at the end of the...
A general view of Allianz Stadium is seen at the end of the... / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Alisha Lehmann of the Aston Villa Women's team has left Aston Villa and signed for Juventus.

The Swiss international leaves Aston Villa having scored 14 times in 74 appearances for the club over a three-year spell. Lehmann was a key part of the team that secured Villa's highest ever Women's Super League (WSL) finish and reached the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions.

Alisha Lehmann
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Lehmann won the Women's Supporter's Player of the Year at the end of her first season in claret and blue.

The former Everton and West Ham player follows Douglas Luiz to the Allianz Stadium as the couple look to take on a new challenge. Lehmann has signed a three-year deal with the Italian club whilst Douglas Luiz has put pen to paper with a five-year deal.

Lehmann who has 16.7 million followers on Instagram, was once dubbed 'sexiest woman in football' and helped to elevate the support and interest in Aston Villa's Women's side with her strong influence over social media platforms. Her and Luiz have developed a close relationship in their time at Villa Park and now the couple will move to their new home in Turin and start the next phase of their careers and lives.