Manchester United Women sign French international Aissatou Tounkara

Aissatou Tounkara
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Manchester United have signed French international Aissatou Tounkara on a two-year contract after her four seasons at Atletico de Madrid.

The 27-year-old defender told “I am very happy and honoured to join such a prestigious team as Manchester United.

“I can’t wait to start this new challenge and join my team-mates.”

Head coach Marc Skinner added: “Aissatou is a player we had been monitoring for a while and are delighted to now bring her to the football club.

“She will offer vital Champions League and European competition experience to our younger players, and a real maturity to our all-round defensive play.

“We now look forward to embedding Aissatou into our squad during pre-season.”

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