Man City Confirm Signing of England Left-Back Alex Greenwood

Alex Greenwood has signed for Manchester City after leaving Lyon
Alex Greenwood has signed for Manchester City after leaving Lyon

Manchester City have confirmed the signing Lionesses left-back Alex Greenwood, the second England international to join the club in the space of 24 hours following the announcement of Lucy Bronze’s return. Both players left Champions League winners Lyon at the end of August.

Greenwood has agreed a three-year contract with City until the summer of 2023 and the transfer marks her return to English football and specifically Manchester, having previously captained neighbours Manchester United to the Women’s Championship title in 2018/19.

The 27-year-old, who will wear the number 27 shirt, has also played in the WSL for Everton, Notts County and Liverpool, while she has close to half a century of senior international caps for England and has been in the Lionesses squad for every major tournament since 2015.

“I’m so excited to get going – it’s been a crazy and unforgettable few weeks, but I just can’t wait to get started and bring that winning feeling to City,” Greenwood said.

“I’ve learned so much about myself over the past 15 months by living away from home and in a different culture and environment, but it’s given me so much time to develop both personally and as a player,” she added.

Alex Greenwood
Greenwood won the Champions League with Lyon in 2019/20 | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

“Now is the time for a new challenge though and having experienced such a successful campaign last season, when you get that taste for a winning mentality, it’s addictive and I just want to continue that with City.

“This club has always impressed me with their success, how much importance they view the women’s game with and the players they attract, and it’s an environment I’m really looking forward to working in.”

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