Women's Football

Jackie Groenen joins PSG from Manchester United

Ali Rampling
Groenen has joined PSG from Manchester United
Groenen has joined PSG from Manchester United / Charlotte Tattersall/GettyImages
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PSG have completed the signing of Jackie Groenen from Manchester United.

The midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the club, keeping her in the French capital until 2025.

Groenen had been linked with a move to PSG during the latter stages of the transfer window, with the French outfit attempting to fill the void left by the departures of Aminata Diallo, Léa Khelifi, Sara Däbritz and Luana this summer.

"I'm very excited to be here," said Groenen. "It's a big change, a big step in my career. I'm very happy to be Parisian, to finally be here in Paris. My first impressions are very good. Everyone is so nice to me. I've already met most of the girls, and they all seem adorable. I'm very excited to be here at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"I've come here to win. I hope to win a lot of trophies this season, and I'm already very excited at the prospect of playing in the Champions League. I think my objectives are the same as those of the team: win as many matches as possible.

"I'm also going to discover D1 Arkema. I've watched some games and I know the rivalry between Paris and Lyon is very big. I'm looking forward to playing those games."

At the start of September, Groenen acknowledged that she had been the subject of transfer interest during the window, but admitted she thought she was staying at United.

The Netherlands international is the seventh player to exit United permanently this summer, while seven new players have also been signed.

United finished fourth in the WSL last term, missing out on a Champions League spot on the final day of the season after being caught by rivals Manchester City.

Marc Skinner's side get their 2022/23 campaign underway on Saturday with the visit of Reading.

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