Arsenal Women’s are reportedly closing in to sign Cloé Lacasse for next season. The Canadian international will be an exciting addition to the club’s squad and will bring her unique experience and skills to bolster the Gunners’ attack.
Cloé Lacasse is known for her technical ability and eye for goal, has had an impressive career to date, having played for several top teams – complement those traits by her presence & goal-scoring ability.
Lacasse’s move will further strengthen the competitiveness and depth of Arsenal’s squad, something that Jonas has been publicly wanting for a while now. Arsenal’s potential signing of Cloé Lacasse underscores the club’s continued commitment to strengthening its squad with talented and diverse players.
This is not the first time Arsenal fans would be hearing about Cloé Lacasse, she was one of the names linked with a probable move to N5 back in January. Tim Stillman & Amanda Zaza, both spoke about Cloé & her willingness to play for Arsenal back in January – and Arsenal will be glad to get it over the line come this summer.
Cloé Lacasse vai jogar no Arsenal.
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— SL Benfica Futebol Feminino (@BenficaFem) May 17, 2023
🚨Understand that Danish youngster and super talent, Kathrine Kuhl as well as Benficas Cloe Lacasse are two players on Arsenals radar for this window as well. pic.twitter.com/JHdYGvcmgU
— Amanda Zaza (@amandaezaza) December 29, 2022
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In 2015, Cloe Lacasse, a footballer hailing from Canada, found herself on an unforeseen expedition as she signed up with IBV-ithrottarfelag, a team situated on the secluded Vestmannaeyjar archipelago in the southern reaches of Iceland. Hailing from Sudbury, Ontario, Lacasse embarked on her football journey at a tender age and eventually made the decision to dedicate herself entirely to the sport. Having completed four years at the esteemed University of Iowa, Lacasse yearned for a fresh challenge. After much contemplation, she decided to embark on a journey to Iceland, enticed by the nation’s gifted players and formidable league.
Lacasse’s swift acclimation to Icelandic life, despite the challenging weather and linguistic barriers, was a testament to her resilience. The community, in turn, warmly welcomed and embraced Lacasse. In Iceland, she achieved remarkable success, emerging victorious in the Icelandic Cup, establishing herself as a prominent player in the league, and garnering Icelandic citizenship as a result of her accomplishments. The Iceland national team was captivated by this, yet a summons failed to materialise.
In the year 2019, Lacasse departed from Iceland in pursuit of a more formidable football endeavour at Benfica, a club that had only recently been established in 2017. With her impressive goal-scoring abilities and undeniable talent, she quickly made a name for herself on the pitch. Fans were quick to take notice of her skills and bestowed upon her the endearing moniker of ‘Cloe Le-Class’. Lacasse was confronted with the fierce competition between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon, a challenge for which she was not entirely equipped. Thriving in Portugal, she caught the eye of the coach of the Canadian national team. Despite not being selected for the Tokyo Olympics squad, Lacasse eventually made her international debut in a recent match against Mexico.
Lacasse’s extraordinary odyssey, spanning from Canada to Iceland and presently Portugal, has catapulted her to the vanguard of women’s football. Having made a name for herself on the global stage, she harbours ambitions of vying for a spot in the Women’s World Cup. Despite failing to advance to the knockout phase of the Champions League, Benfica has exhibited great potential in their matches against formidable adversaries.
Lacasse, with her contract at Benfica set to expire in 2024, is eagerly anticipating new prospects and keeping an open mind towards them. Her commitment to personal development as an athlete and her overall well-being are of utmost importance to her. Therefore, she has found Portugal and Benfica to be a conducive and encouraging atmosphere for her. Irrespective of the path she chooses to take in the future, Lacasse’s journey stands as a motivational account of determination and success in the realm of women’s football.