The Blues have a new Bleue on the squad!
Maeva Clemaron has joined Everton on a two-year deal and this is very exciting news. The midfielder was a part of the very talented France team that impressed at this year’s Women’s World Cup. While she did not receive any game time at the tournament, making Corinne Diacre’s 23 player roster is quite an achievement. Many people felt that the France vs USA game that eliminated the French team from the competition was more like a final than a quarterfinal.
Clemaron played for all-conquering Lyon in her youth, then Saint-Etienne for 9 seasons, before ending up at Fleury for 2 years. Diacre chose to include her in the France squad for the SheBelieves Cup win over Germany last year as well.
The midfielder has two passions in life: football and architecture. She has spoken to the French media in the past about how she finds it helpful to have two passions so that it balances her. She has received her degree in Architecture, which took her six years instead of the normal five due to focusing also on football.
“Architecture is my other passion and I am lucky to be able to live both. It balances me. A balance that was not easy to find during his studies, energy-consuming and time-consuming.
“I made them over six years instead of five, because the third year of the bachelor’s degree is extremely dense and I preferred to lose a year, but continue the football. Bringing both of them together cost me a lot, but I’m happy today. “
We can’t wait to see the architect build something wonderful at Everton!