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Abby Dahlkemper signs for Manchester City

Saturday16 January 2021 | 16:21
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Abby Dahlkemper is the third USWNT player to join Manchester City after Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle.

The world Cup-winning defender joins

Manchester City

on a two-and-a-half-year contract from the

North Carolina Courage

.

The 27-year-old defender followed in the footsteps of compatriots

Sam

Mewis

and

Rose Lavelle

and joined the Women’s Super League Club.

“I am so excited to join Manchester City. It’s a world-class club full of incredible players and I can’t wait to get started,"

Dahlkemper, who will take the No.13 shirt for her new club, said

.

"With all the talent in the WSL, I know that each game will present a new challenge and the opportunity to grow both as a player and as a person in England is going to be amazing, alongside having the chance to play Champions League football too.

“Sam and Rose have been saying nothing but brilliant things about the club and hearing them speak so highly about the facilities, the staff and the players as well as their experience of a new technical and tactical challenge is something that was really appealing to me.

“I just can’t wait to get over and help the team in whatever way I can and be successful on the field.”

She has made 62 appearances for her country and has won two SheBelieves Cups, the Concacaf Women’s Championship, and the World Cup.

Head coach

Gareth Taylor

said

: “We’re delighted to welcome Abby to Manchester City, another exciting addition to our squad, she is a very talented defender who has been successful both domestically and internationally - with her desire and hunger for victory, we know she’ll fit into our team ethos perfectly.”

"We're really looking forward to working with her over the coming seasons."


source: SportMob