Amalie Thestrup joins West Ham on loan from PSV Eindhoven

Amalie Thestrup has joined West Ham on loan
Amalie Thestrup has joined West Ham on loan / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

West Ham have completed the signing of Danish forward Amalie Thestrup on loan from PSV Eindhoven for the remainder of the 2022/23 WSL season.

The striker is West Ham's third arrival of the January window, following the additions of defenders Amber Tysiak and Anouk Denton. Four players have also departed the Hammers this window - including forward Claudia Walker, who has rejoined Birmingham.

"It feels amazing to join West Ham United,” Thestrup told “I'm really excited to be here, meet the girls and the staff and to get started here in London.

"When joining the club on loan became an opportunity, it was really a no-brainer for me to make the move here. It's a well established club in the Barclays Women's Super League, which is probably the best league in the world at the moment. 

"It's a great opportunity for me to play with and compete against some of the best players on the planet, so I'm super excited to have the opportunity and I can't wait to get started."

Thestrup joined PSV from Liverpool in 2021 following spells with Brondby, the University of Tennessee, Vejle Boldklub, BSF and Roma.

The 27-year-old has been capped four times by Denmark and has played in the Champions League.

"We're delighted to welcome Amalie to the club,” added Paul Konchesky. “Amalie will bring a non-stop work ethic on and off the pitch. She will make defenders know they have been in a game with her work rate and never-say-die attitude and I'm hoping her instinct in the box will give us another edge in matches.

"She also can play anywhere along the frontline which gives us a lot of options up there, and is something we have been missing."