Lucy Bronze returns to Manchester City Women on a two-year deal, following the conclusion of her contract with Lyon.
After playing a key role in City’s FA Women’s Super League, Continental Cup and FA Cup successes between 2014 and 2017, Bronze departed for the European Champions.
Having achieved an impressive sweep of silverware in France, City’s new #20 Bronze says the time had come for a new challenge, adding she had always hoped to return to City and the ever-growing FA WSL.
The 28-year-old told mancity.com: “I’m really happy to be back here at City – I always had it in my mind that I would return one day, and it just feels like the perfect time and opportunity right now.
“I really enjoyed my time in France, but there were so many things that I missed and it’s great to be back.
“I feel like I’m returning as a better leader and person, who is capable of bringing similar success to the table here in England – both domestically with City and internationally too.
“Having already experienced everything that City have to offer as a club, it was a no-brainer for me when the offer came in and there isn’t another team in England that I would have looked at.
Head Coach Gareth Taylor said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to see Lucy return to Manchester City and I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone when I say that we’re delighted to have her back at the club.
“She is an unrivalled talent and her endless individual and team awards only scratch the surface of what a superb player she is, not only at Club level, but also internationally with England.
“She joins us off the back of a hugely successful few years in France and being able to add a player of her quality to our already ambitious squad is incredibly exciting.”