Manchester United Women sign Canadian international Adriana Leon

Man Utd's new signing, Adriana Leon
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Manchester United Women have signed Canadian international forward Adriana Leon from West Ham on a two-year contract.

Leon – who has over 80 caps for Canada with whom she has Olympic Gold – spent three-and-a-half seasons with the Hammers, making 59 appearances and scoring 13 goals.

Leon told “I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to join this historic football club. To be the first Canadian female player to play for Manchester United fills me with immense pride and excitement.

“I can’t wait to join this talented group and put on the famous red jersey.”

Manager Marc Skinner added: “Adriana is a player that will excite our fans and offer valuable experience both on and off the field.

“I was extremely impressed with Adriana’s character, as she expressed confidence and fearlessness when we discussed her coming to Manchester United.

“Her flexibility to play in multiple positions effectively, while attacking and defending one-on-one duels with ferocity, will add excellent variety to our continuously developing team.”

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