REPORT: Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood Sign For Man City

Manchester City have secured the double signing of Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood, according to the Telegraph.

The moves come as City try to build on their side that finished second behind Chelsea last season.

Both Bronze and Greenwood were part of the Lyon side that won the D1 Feminine last season. They narrowly beat PSG on points per game.

Bronze joined the French champions in 2017, when she left the team she is now rejoining to pursue a different challenge.

“I’ve come here wanting to win the Champions League,” Bronze told the BBC in 2017. “At the age I’m at, and with the injuries that I have, I can’t take my time for granted.”

The 28-year-old achieved just that with Lyon, winning two consecutive Champions League titles.

She may add a third to that as both herself and Greenwood extended their Lyon contracts to include the Champions League tournament that UEFA is set to host in August.

The French champions face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Bayern come into the game after missing out on the Bundesliga title to Wolfsburg.

Greenwood only spent one season with Lyon, after she left Manchester United last summer.

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United captain at the time, many fans were upset with the way she forced through a departure to the French giants.

“We offered Alex a new contract but she had interest from Lyon and once we knew that she was interested in that move,” Manchester United manager Casey Stoney told BBC Sport last year. “I felt that it was only right that we let her go.

“If a player isn’t fully invested here, it’s right they move on and follow their dreams. Who was I to stand in her way?”

The Telegraph’s report also says that City are close to securing Chloe Kelly’s signature.

The Cityzens need to add to their attacking forces with Pauline Bremer already leaving and Tessa Wullaert seeming on her way out too.

Kelly recently announced her departure from her previous club, Everton.

City are building on their strong English contingent and will now have 12 regular Lionesses in their squad.

This effort is to give new manager Gareth Taylor the best opportunity to challenge Chelsea for the WSL title next season, and to make a deep push into the Champions League.

City have never won the Champions League. They reached the semi-finals twice, losing to Lyon on both occasions.

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