Manchester United Women sign Germany U-19 captain

Ivana Fuso (on the ball) is man United;s latest signing
Ivana Fuso on the ball for Germany U-19s. (PA Images)

Manchester United Women have signed attacking player Ivana Fuso from FC Basel, subject to international clearance, on a two-year deal with an option to extend for a further year.

The 19-year-old joins the club following the conclusion of her contract at Swiss side FC Basel and can play in a variety of attacking positions as a forward or midfielder. Fuso has also previously played for SC Freiburg in the Frauen-Bundesliga.

Fuso has represented the German national team at various age groups and is currently Under-19 captain.

Ivana Fuso said: “I’m so happy to be here, it’s a dream to sign for a club like Manchester United. Casey [Stoney] is a great coach and I’m looking forward to working with her and the staff, as well as meeting my new team mates. It will be my first time playing in England, the league is very competitive and I know that being a part of this team will help me develop further as a player. I’m ready to start training and really put the hard work in ahead of the new season.”

Head coach Casey Stoney said: “Ivana is a talented young attacking player with a lot of potential and I’m delighted she has signed for the club. She is an intelligent player who is fantastic in possession and will add so much to our attacking play. I’ve also been impressed with the leadership skills she possesses at such a young age and I know she will fit in well with the squad. I’d like to welcome Ivana to the team; we are all looking forward to working with her.”

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