England defender Lucy Bronze has signed for Barcelona on a two-year contract.
In Could, Manchester Metropolis introduced that the 30-year-old would depart the membership when her contract expired on June 30.
2020’s greatest FIFA girls’s participant reunited with Metropolis for a second spell in September 2020 after three years in Lyon.
“I’m very pleased to play for a membership like FC Barcelona, one of many largest groups on the planet. I actually need to begin working with the workforce,” mentioned Bronze.
“After a few talks, you can’t say no to Barca.”
Barcelona is present champion of Spain’s Primera Division and was second within the Champions League to Lyon final season.
Bronze had been linked to a transfer to the USA, the place Actual Madrid additionally confirmed curiosity.
She received 5 main trophies with Metropolis, the place two of them arrived in her second sport with the membership, making a complete of 111 appearances and scoring 14 objectives.
That is the Bronze’s second transfer overseas after leaving Metropolis for Lyon in 2017, the place she received three straight Champions League titles.
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Bronze was foolish about her future when she was interviewed this month and he or she was strongly linked to a transfer to America.
Nevertheless, the season in America is already underway and the bronze is at present coaching forward of the European Championships, which begin on July 6 in England.
She should still find yourself in the USA sooner or later, however this transfer to Barcelona is as important because the bronze and the membership will attempt to return to successful methods within the Champions League.
Bronze was profitable in that competitors when he was in Lyon, successful three European titles, however didn’t go additional than the quarter-finals with Manchester Metropolis.