Man Utd Women make Vilde Bøe Risa their first summer signing

Man Utd's new signing Vilda Boe Risa
Vilde Bøe Risa in action for Norway. (Photo: Mirko Kappes via Imago)

Manchester United Women have signed Norway international Vilde Bøe Risa on a two-season deal with the option of a further year.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who has 37 caps for her country, makes the move from Sandviken whom she had joined from Kopparbergs/Göteborg last season.

Vilde Bøe Risa told manutd.com: “I’m happy to be here, at such a big club that I have grown up supporting. Manchester United is huge in Norway so to be able to come here and play for the team now is a dream come true.

“I am really looking forward to playing in the WSL and I want to help the team as much as I can in qualifying for the Champions League. I’m also excited to get to know my new team-mates and, of course, I hope I can see the fans in the stadium soon too.”

John Murtough, football director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Vilde to the club, she has all the qualities required to be a Manchester United player and we know she can have a great impact here. She reads the game so well and is a fantastic playmaker with great vision and link-up play.

“Vilde brings leadership skills from her time in Sweden, along with Champions League experience, which is something the club is striving for. She is just one of a number of key signings we are making this summer as we look to build on last season with the women’s team.”

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