Manchester City have signed 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup winner Rose Lavelle, the midfielder joining after four seasons in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Fast approaching a half century of caps for her country and boasting 12 goals from midfield, last summer Lavelle won the Bronze Ball at the World Cup in France.
Speaking about her move, she said: “I’m so excited to join Manchester City and I can’t wait to play alongside some really talented players.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity of playing in England and competing in the Champions League.
“After talking with Gareth [Taylor] about the team and how he saw me fitting in, it seemed like a great environment that would really push and develop me as a player.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor said: “We’re thrilled to have secured Rose’s services – with her impressive back catalogue, she is an incredibly exciting player and one we’re all looking forward to working with.
“I’m extremely excited to see her make her mark on the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season in what will hopefully be a successful campaign for Manchester City Women.”
Gavin Makel, Head of Women’s Football, added: “Over the last few years, we have followed Rose’s career with huge interest and watched her grow into one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.
“She is a highly technical and intellectual player who will give us another threat in the attacking third, and who will further strengthen the squad that we already have in place.”