Man City Sign Claire Emslie

The 23-year-old forward will join Nick Cushing’s side on 1st July. having scored against the Blues for the Vixens in both the 2017 Women’s FA Cup and Spring Series campaigns.

An attacking presence, admired for her direct approach and creativity, Emslie impressed Man City during the league champions’ two visits to the Stoke Gifford Stadium.

“It feels great to be here,” she told “Nick Cushing said he likes my style of play and could see me fitting in with the style here. I hope it will be a great fit.

“I like to enjoy myself and work hard, seeing the best in every opportunity.

“Coming here, I’m going to be surrounded by established players and I’m looking forward to working with them and learning from them, pushing myself and challenging myself to become the best player I can be. This is perfect for me.”

Emslie moves to Manchester, having fired Bristol to promotion from WSL2 in 2016 with a remarkable 12 goals in 10 games.

Edinburgh-born Emslie began her senior career with Hibernian in the Scottish Women’s Premier League in 2013. In three seasons, she featured 35 times, scoring an impressive 18 goals.

Upon finishing high school, the then-midfielder opted to embark on a new and exciting challenge, studying exercise physiology at Florida Atlantic University. She played for their college team and enjoyed plenty of success as a forward with the Owls, becoming her side’s all-time record goalscorer and being named Student Athlete of the Year in her final term.

On the international stage, she has represented Scotland at every level from U-15 and hopes her experiences will benefit the Blues.

She recalled: “Moving to Florida was a big adventure and it gave me a lot of confidence in terms of moving somewhere new, fitting in and making somewhere new home.

“I know the Scottish girls Jane Ross and Jen Beattie from the national team [which will help]. I’m excited to be in their team and around them.”

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