Jill Roord joins Manchester City Women

Man City Women's new signing, Jill Roord

Netherlands international midfielder Jill Roord has joined Manchester City on a three-year deal from UWCL finalists VfL Wolfsburg.

The 26-year-old who played 69 times for Wolfsburg in all competitions scoring 31 goals, has 86 caps for her country.

Speaking after the news was confirmed, Roord said: “I’ve always thought that the Women’s Super League is very competitive, so playing in England again is like a dream – I feel like I have developed a lot as a player during my time in Germany.

“In my conversations with Gareth [Taylor], I heard everything that I wanted to hear – we think the same way about football which is important, and where he sees me in the team was ideal – it is the perfect fit.

“If you play for City, you compete for everything you are involved in and that is what we will be aiming to do – with the quality we have here, anything is possible so I hope that we will be very successful together.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re really pleased to have been able to secure Jill’s signature and bring her to the club.

“She has proven her worth in both England and Europe during her career so far, alongside on the international stage with the Netherlands – she is no stranger to success.

“She is a player whose calibre speaks for itself with what she has achieved, and we believe she will be a fantastic addition to our squad here at City.”

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