Women's Football

Lucy Bronze: When Barcelona called, the answer was always going to be yes

Ali Rampling
Lucy Bronze joined Barcelona this summer
Lucy Bronze joined Barcelona this summer / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Lucy Bronze has admitted when Barcelona showed an interest in signing her 'the answer was always going to be yes' as she prepares for her debut season with the Spanish champions.

Bronze moved to Barcelona this summer following the conclusion of her Manchester City contract, bringing an end to her second spell at the Academy Stadium.

Fresh from an historic Euro 2022 victory with England in July, the right back trained with her new teammates for the first time on Saturday, and could make her first appearance for Blaugrana on Tuesday evening when they take on Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly as part of the Women's French Cup.

"Barcelona's like one of the biggest clubs in the world," Bronze told Barcelona's official club website. "Having played against Barcelona I know how difficult it is so when Barca call and they want you to be part of the team, the answer was always going to be yes.

"I don't know Spanish yet, I need to learn Spanish. To live in Barcelona, to live in Spain is amazing but to be part of this team that is already so amazing, got such great players, players that hopefully I can improve by playing next to them and vice versa. It's always been a dream to come and play for Barcelona.

"There's so much history with the club both on the men's and the women's side and for me, the Spanish girls especially that I've played against many times - everybody always talks about Spanish football, Barcelona football, so it's a type of football I'd love to be a part of and love to play.

"It's the type of football that everybody in the world loves to see so I think that makes it such a great place to play."