Fullback Asmita Ale has signed her first professional contract with Aston Villa Women this morning.
Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy
Defender Asmita Ale has joined Jodie Hutton in receiving her first professional contract at Aston Villa Women, further highlighting the keeping of a promise made by Christian Purslow earlier this year.
Purslow stated that the club must keep it’s best players, much like the men’s side, and the awarding of a contract to Asmita Ale will do that.
Ale, at 18-years-old, has now been with the club for a decade and has progressed through the ranks to become an integral part of the playing squad.
Asmita has been a regular in the England U-19 International set-up in 2019 too, which is likely to be a reasoning behind the securing of her future at the club.
Speaking to club media, Asmita Ale said:
“It’s given me a lot of confidence knowing that Aston Villa and the staff want to keep me here for the foreseeable future.”
She joins a long line of current and former players who have progressed through the development centre at Aston Villa Women; including Emma Follis, who has been impressed with Asmita’s input this season.
Speaking to Under A Gaslit Lamp, Emma stated that Asmita is “a pleasure to play with” and a “top quality footballer”.
“She’s really attack minded and direct, which is what you want your fullback to be”
“She’s super fit and can get forward and back when needed”
“She’s got a big future ahead of her.”
The progress that the club has made over the summer is not only a real push for Women’s football in the midlands but also a key indicator of fan ability to trust in the vision of Gemma Davies and the promises made by CEO Christian Purslow.