Man City sign Laura Blindkilde Brown from Aston Villa

Laura Blindkilde Brown signs her Manchester City contract alongside Gareth Taylor
Laura Blindkilde Brown signs her Manchester City contract alongside Gareth Taylor

Manchester City have announced the signing of midfielder Laura Blindkilde Brown. The 20-year-old joins the Sky Blues from Aston Villa, having spent three seasons with Carla Ward’s side and making more than 50 senior appearances for the club.

Blindkilde Brown will take the No.19 shirt, which was most recently worn by Scotland international Caroline Weir. The youngster will remain in Manchester until at least 2027, having signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The midfielder has starred for England at several youth levels, most recently playing for the U23s. Previously playing alongside new teammates Khiara Keating and Ruby Mace with the U19s, the youngster is quickly making a name for herself on the global stage. A quick and direct midfielder, Blindkilde Brown’s ability to control the rhythm of a game will be a valuable asset to her new team.

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Widely tipped as one of the Women’s Super League’s most exciting emerging talents, Blindkilde Brown’s attacking style will be pivotal for Man City in the absence of Jill Roord. The Netherlands international suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the League Cup win over Manchester United.

Roord’s injury has left Gareth Taylor’s side lacking depth in the midfield, with the midfielder having started the majority of games since joining the club in the summer.

“I’m really excited to see what comes”

Speaking on her move to City, Blindkilde Brown said: “I’m really excited to be here. It’s a big step in my career but I’m really excited to see what comes. It’s a new challenge for me. Obviously, I’ve been at Villa a lot of my career but it’s something new and I’ll be training with some of the best players in the world. I think the style of play here is really suited to me. Hopefully, it just develops me even more in my career.”

Taylor was full of praise for his newest signing: “Laura is an emerging talent. She is someone we have been monitoring for some time and have always been impressed whenever we’ve watched her play. I am looking forward to seeing her continue to flourish.”

Read more about Man City’s newest signing here.

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