Yui Hasegawa joins Man City Women on three-year deal

Man City's new signing, Yui Hasegawa

Manchester City have signed Japanese international midfielder Yui Hasegawa from West Ham United on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old makes the switch to the Academy Stadium having impressed during a year-long spell with the Hammers in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Also a seasoned international with her homeland, she has made 58 appearances for her country since her debut in 2017 and has represented them at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, AFC Women’s Asian Cup, Olympic Games and SheBelieves Cup.

Speaking about her move, she said: “It has been a big dream of mine to come to Manchester City to play football, so I am very happy to be here.

“When I played against City last season, I really liked the team’s playing style, so when I got this opportunity, I immediately wanted to join the club.

“People see me as an attacking player, but I also want to be known for my defending and unpredictability. I may be small, but I am strong, and I want to show that.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re really pleased to have been able to bring Yui on board – she’s a very gifted player and one we have admired for a while now.

“She has a lot of experience under her belt including a year already in the Barclays WSL, and we believe she will fit very nicely in with our style of play and the talented squad we already have here at City.”

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