Barcelona announce signing of Lucy Bronze from Man City

Lucy Bronze in action for England
Lucy Bronze of England pulls her shirt during the Arnold Clark Cup match between England and Spain at Carrow Road on February 20, 2022 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Following her departure from Manchester City, it has been announced that Lucy Bronze has made the move to Barcelona.

The 30-year-old defender joins the Spanish giants on a two-year deal, lasting until 2024. 

Bronze had spent the previous two seasons in the Women’s Super League after joining Manchester City in 2020 from Lyon. The defender made 111 appearances for Gareth Taylor’s side over two spells with the club.

Her first stint at City came in 2014 after she left Liverpool to join the Manchester outfit. In 2016, she helped the team win their first WSL title.

Throughout her two periods with Man City, Bronze won five pieces of silverware. She departs after dedicating a total of five years to the club.

The right-back had been linked with a move across the pond to the NWSL after it was announced she would depart City at the end of her contract. 

However, in the nature of the ever-surprising transfer window, Barcelona have snapped up the 2020 Best FIFA Women’s Player on a free transfer.

Barca have dominated women’s football over the past few years and continue to bolster their squad by signing Bronze.

They won the Primera Iberdrola title with a 100% win record let season and bagged 159 goals along the way.

In 2021, Barcelona won the treble after emerging triumphant in the league, Copa de la Reina and the Champions League.

Speaking on her move Bronze said: “I’m very happy to play for a club like FC Barcelona, one of the biggest teams in the world. I really want to start working with the team. After a couple of conversations, you can’t say no to Barca.”

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