Manchester City have signed South Korean forward Lee Geum-min (25) from Gyeongju KHNP on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.
The striker impressed City manager Nick Cushing at the World Cup: “We watched South Korea in the World Cup and we were really impressed by Geum-Min – her ability to go one-v-one against players in the attacking third and her ability to create chances and score goals, he told the club’s website.
“We know we need competition for places because that breeds consistency in our performance and our results. We’re really pleased and excited for the future.”
Lee said: “Manchester City – the name itself – is very attractive to me and I want to experience the English league.
“I know there are many good teams in the English league and many good players. I know from my own experience that they are strong, fast and very technical.
“I have watched them at the World Cup and also I know Ji So-yun and Cho So-hyun very well. We talked about English football so many times. They gave me some practical advice as well, especially on what I need to bring and the English language.”