Manchester City sign Ellen White

Manchester City have announced that England forward Ellen White will join the Club on a two-year deal, commencing from the 1st July.

The club’s press release continues:

The enthusiastic forward joins from Birmingham City, following stints at both Notts County and Arsenal. Known for her goal scoring prowess, White has been recognised for her contributions to club and country on several occasions. She was the league’s top goal scorer during the 17/18 FA WSL season and was also named Vauxhall England Women’s Player of the Year in 2018.

White has made 80 appearances for England and will be setting off for the Women’s World Cup in France next month in what will be her third time representing England in the competition. Most recently, White scored in England’s warm-up match v Spain, in which she doubled the team’s lead within 34 seconds of the second half kicking-off.

The East Manchester club are fresh off a season in which they won both the Continental Cup and the SSE Women’s FA Cup and are preparing for a summer in which eight of their players from last season’s squad will play for England alongside White.

Commenting on her move to Manchester City, White said:
“I’m really excited. Manchester City are a fantastic club. I know many of the players here and they’ve given me so many great reviews on the coaching, the facilities, the way City play, and I really wanted to join that culture. I can’t wait to get started, to meet everyone and to get on the pitch. I still want to learn, I still want to develop, and I think I’m really going to do that here.
“I want to be in an environment and with a group of players that have that same winning mentality, that same professionalism, that same commitment and passion [I do], and I think that’s a great fit [for me] at City.”

Nick Cushing, manager of City’s double cup winning women’s team, explained:
“Ellen is somebody we know will lead the line well for us and give us the opportunity of scoring more goals and dominating games offensively. She’s an ambitious player that wants to win
trophies and that’s what we want at Manchester City. We’ve played well this year, we’ve won two trophies, but to make that next step, we know we need characters in the dressing room that are going to push this team forward and she is one of them.”