Eniola Aluko: Why I Left Chelsea Ladies


Nigerian-born England female international, Eniola Aluko says she felt it was the right time to leave Chelsea Ladies, with who she won the Women’s Super League (WSL) 1 title and English Women’s FA Cup this season.

The striker, who joined The Blues in 2012, played her last game for Chelsea Ladies against Liverpool Ladies on May 20, scoring in a 3-2 win, and is now enjoying speculation linking her with a move to Paris Saint-Germain’s female team in France.

The England star, who is a sister of former Super Eagles attacker, Omatsone ‘Sone’ Aluko, said: “It’s a fairy-tale ending for me. I couldn’t have wished for a better ending this season.

“I wouldn’t have known this time last year that I was going to leave Chelsea but It felt right to leave Chelsea at this point.

“It’s not just football, it’s like leaving family. It was a big decision and I’ve had second thoughts over the past month.”

Aluko, who scored 47 league goals for Chelsea ladies over two spells, is, however, staying cautious over the chances of her joining Paris Saint-Germain.

She said: “It may be, it may be. It’s a career decision and one that I think is very exciting. Going to play in Europe is not something I’ve done.”


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