Manchester City Women sign Spanish international Leila Ouahabi

Manchester City Women's new signing, Leila Ouahabi

Spanish international defender Leila Ouahabi has joined Manchester City Women from Barcelona on a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old is in the Spain squad for this summer’s Euros and also represented her country at the 2019 World Cup.

While with Barcelona, she helped them win five Primera Division titles and one UEFA Women’s Champions League success in a trophy-laden spell.

Speaking about her move to Manchester, Ouahabi said: “Manchester City have always been a team that caught my eye. I like their style of football so much and the DNA of the club is very exciting.

“This is going to be a completely different experience for me, and I’m really looking forward to it. I want to continue enjoying my football and City are a strong club. Both personally and professionally, I think I will grow and develop here.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “Leila is a player who has become accustomed to success throughout her career, and we’re thrilled that she has joined us in a bid to continue that here in England.

“She has a vast amount of experience in high-pressured situations and will give everything she has to win, which matches our own ethos perfectly.

“She is a player who we have admired for a long time given her standing in the game and to finally have secured her signature is incredibly exciting.

“We’re very much looking forward to seeing her make her mark on the English game.”

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