Megan Bell (c) AMMG Sports

BELL DEPARTS BLUES FOR DURHAM

Linfield Ladies midfielder and Northern Ireland international Megan Bell has agreed a move to English club Durham Women.

The Wildcats play in the FA Women’s Championship - the second tier of England’s football pyramid - and is the location of the 18-year-old’s university.

She scored twice on her debut for the Blues as a 14-year-old back in August 2015 and has won three Danske Bank Women's Premiership titles, two Irish Cups, three League Cups and two County Antrim Cup winners medals at the Blues.

Bell - who has scored four league goals this campaign for the league leaders - has become a fixture in the Northern Ireland squad and netted her first senior international goal in a 1-1 draw with Romania in March last year.

“Megan has proved herself an outstanding prospect and this move will only enhance her ambitions of a full time career after she completes her studies at Durham University,” read a Linfield Ladies statement.

“Linfield are delighted for Megan and to have played a part in her development. We have no doubt that she will go onto greater things and do her supportive family proud.

“The hard work starts again with a huge step up required and we have no doubt Megan will approach the challenge in the same way she has always done, with determination and a smile.”

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