Man Utd signal Nikita Parris from WSL rivals Arsenal

Manchester United have signed England ahead Nikita Parris from Arsenal as they give the impression of being to construct attacking depth in a squad that narrowly missed out on a Champions League place final season.

She has signed a two-year contract with United till the tip of the 2023/24 season.

Parris joined Arsenal from Lyon simply final summer time in a major deal price as much as £86,000, however she struggled to safe an everyday place and ended the marketing campaign disappointingly with only one WSL objective – a last-minute penalty within the closing month of the season .

The participant had beforehand scored 19 objectives in 19 league video games for Manchester City within the 2018/19 season, on high of an extra 11 a yr earlier. She additionally had a decent objective return in two years with Lyon, lacking the 2020 Champions League closing by way of suspension. This summer time, the 28-year-old was a part of England’s successful squad for European Championship 2022.

– It feels unbelievable to be right here. It’s been a fairly lengthy summer time, and this tops it off,” Parris stated.

“Manchester United is a historic membership making massive strikes within the WSL and I can not wait to be a component of our future success. With my successful mentality in matches and coaching, I need to assist this group transfer ahead and develop. I’m not the one new signing this summer time, which exhibits the membership’s intention to do exactly that, I’m so completely happy to be right here and might’t wait to start.

Marc Skinner stated: “Nikita’s winning pedigree will be a great addition to our team. She is a proven winner on both the domestic and international stage and will bring real maturity to the environment. Securing a player of Nikita’s caliber cements this great club’s ambition for the coming season and we look forward to welcoming her into the pre-season, after a well-deserved rest!”

Versatile enough to play as a winger or ‘number nine’, Parris adds to the attacking depth already boosted by the arrivals of Canadian international Adriana Leon, Rachel Williams and Lucia Garcia, providing invaluable competition for the likes of Alessia Russo and Martha Thomas.

United have also added defensive talent Maya Le Tissier and young midfielder Grace Clinton.

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