Manchester City have confirmed that three-time Women’s Champions League winner Lucy Bronze has re-signed for the club. Bronze previously spent three successful years at the Etihad Campus prior to joining French giants Lyon in 2017.
Bronze left Lyon at the end of last month when her temporary contract extension expired following the conclusion of the delayed 2019/20 Champions League campaign. Her last game for the French side was the Champions League final victory over Wolfsburg.
It was Bronze’s third successive Champions League title, while she also collected three league titles and two domestic cups during her trophy-laden spell in France.
The 28-year-old England star has signed a contract with City until 2022 and immediately further strengthens a very strong squad that has already seen the high profile summer arrivals of Chloe Kelly, Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle since last season.
Her arrival makes the WSL title battle with Chelsea even more intriguing.
“I’m really happy to be back here at City – I always had it in my mind that I would return one day, and it just feels like the perfect time and opportunity right now,” Bronze said of the news.
“I really enjoyed my time in France, but there were so many things that I missed and it’s great to be back. I feel like I’m returning as a better leader and person, who is capable of bringing similar success to the table here in England – both domestically with City and internationally too.
“Having already experienced everything that City have to offer as a Club, it was a no-brainer for me when the offer came in and there isn’t another team in England that I would have looked at.
“There’s nowhere I’d rather be right now than with Manchester City and I’m really excited to see what the future holds with the exciting squad we have here.”