Deyna Castellanos joins Man City Women on a three-year deal

Man City's new signing, Deyna Castellanos

Venezuelan international Deyna Castellanos has signed a three-year contract with Manchester City and will officially join the club on 1 July.

The 23-year-old joins from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid, with whom she scored 23 times in 58 outings and played in the UWCL.

Captain of her country, she made the final three nominees for the 2017 FIFA Best Women’s Player of the Year award.

Speaking about her move, Castellanos said: “I’m very happy to be a Manchester City player – it is a huge move for myself in my career and I can’t wait for it to begin.

“Looking around at all the facilities here, it is just amazing – I believe that this club will help to improve me as a player, and I hope that I can help Manchester City too.

“The style of football that the team play was very attractive to me and I feel as though I can fit in very well here, whilst also being challenged to develop and grow.

“I have chosen the No.10 shirt too as I played with that number in college and scored some great goals wearing it, so hopefully I will be able to create many more good memories with it here at City.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re thrilled to have Deyna on board – she is a player we have admired for a long time and we’re so pleased that we have been able to finally bring her to the club.

“She is an incredibly exciting player and her inclusion in the FIFA Best shortlist at just 18 speaks volumes about her impact on the game at such a young age and what a talent she is.

“She has a real hunger and desire to be highly successful on the pitch and we’re very much looking forward to working with her over the coming years.”

This is believed to be the first of a number of signings over the next few weeks…

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