This move confirms that Plumptre has severed ties with Manchester United FC and is set to embark on a new chapter beyond the English borders.
Previously, the Super Falcons defender gained international experience by representing clubs in the United States, such as the USA Trojans and LA Galaxy OC, before returning to England to play for her hometown club, Leicester City.
However, her journey took a new turn when her contract with Leicester City expired in June 2023, making her a free agent.
During her three-year stint with Leicester City, Plumptre showcased her prowess on the field, netting four goals in a remarkable 79 appearances across various competitions for the Foxes.
Plumptre was a standout player for the Super Falcons during their representation of Nigeria in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.
Her outstanding performance on the global stage caught the attention of many, including Manchester United Women’s team, who were strongly linked with her.
However, the suspense has ended, as Plumptre officially bids farewell to England and sets her sights on a new adventure.
She expressed her enthusiasm for this exciting journey by taking to her X account, where she wrote,
“Grateful to have signed for Al-Ittihad. Excited to start this journey alongside some incredible human beings. My journey of stepping into more of myself continues. It’s more than football.“
Ashleigh Plumptre’s move to the Saudi women’s club marks a new beginning for her, filled with promise and potential.