Alex Morgan will leave Tottenham Hotspur Women in the New Year and return to the USA.
The two-time World Cup winner joined Spurs from Orlando Pride on a short-term deal in September, as she looked to regain match-fitness after giving birth in May.
Morgan made five appearances for the club, scoring twice in the Women’s Super League. The news was announced via Spurs’ official website, with the 31-year-old taking the opportunity to thank the club and its fans for the support they’d given her since she arrived in north London.
The statement on the club’s official website read: “I will be forever grateful to the Club, my teammates and Spurs supporters for taking such good care of me and my family.
“From the moment I arrived in London, I realised I was part of a first-class organisation, one that helped provide me the opportunity to immerse myself back into the game I love.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this chapter in my soccer journey so special… COYS.”
Tottenham’s Head of Women’s Football, Heather Cowen, added that it had been a pleasure to work with Morgan and wished her all the best for the future.
“We were delighted at the start of the season when Alex chose us as her Club to help regain fitness and take her first steps back into competitive football after giving birth earlier this year,” Cowen wrote in the message.
“It has been a pleasure to have Alex with us during this period and the whole squad has taken a lot from working every day with someone at the top of the women’s game.
“We wish Alex all the best for the future both at club and international level as she prepares to return back home with her family. She will always be welcome here at Spurs.”