April 22, 2021

World Cup winner Lavelle joins Man City

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Last Updated: 18/08/20 2:13pm

Rose Lavelle has established herself as a key player for the USA Rose Lavelle has established herself as a key player for the USA

Rose Lavelle has established herself as a key player for the USA

Manchester City have signed the USA’s World Cup winning midfielder Rose Lavelle from OL Reign.

The 25-year-old was signed by National Women’s Soccer League club OL Reign earlier this week from Washington Spirit, but has now made an immediate move to Women’s Super League side City.

Lavelle, who scored as the United States beat the Netherlands in World Cup final last year, has signed a one-year deal, becoming Gareth Taylor’s third summer signing.

“I’m so excited to join Manchester City and I can’t wait to play alongside some really talented players,” Lavelle said.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity of playing in England and competing in the Champions League.

“After talking with Gareth [Taylor] about the team and how he saw me fitting in, it seemed like a great environment that would really push and develop me as a player.

“I’ve heard amazing things about the Club and it just felt like a really good fit overall. I want to challenge myself and feel that Manchester City is the perfect environment to do so and hopefully, I’ll find some success along the way.”

The USA international, capped 45 times by her country, follows compatriot Sam Mewis in making the move to City.

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