Manchester United Women

Man Utd sign Canada forward Adriana Leon on two-year contract

Jamie Spencer
Adriana Leon will stay in the WSL after leaving West Ham
Adriana Leon will stay in the WSL after leaving West Ham / Kevin Light/GettyImages

Manchester United have completed their first signing of the summer in the shape of Canadian forward Adriana Leon following her departure from West Ham.

Leon, who scored 13 goals in 59 appearances for the Hammers, has signed a two-year contract with United until the summer of 2024.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to join this historic football club,” the 29-year-old said.

“To be the first Canadian female player to play for Manchester United fills me with immense pride and excitement. I can’t wait to join this talented group and put on the famous red jersey.”

Leon won an Olympic gold medal with Canada last summer and had played extensively in the United States before moving to England and the WSL in 2019.

 “Adriana is a player that will excite our fans and offer valuable experience both on and off the field,” United manager Marc Skinner said. “I was extremely impressed with Adriana’s character, as she expressed confidence and fearlessness when we discussed her coming to Manchester United.

“Her flexibility to play in multiple positions effectively, while attacking and defending one-on-one duels with ferocity, will add excellent variety to our continuously developing team. I’m looking forward to working closely with Adriana as we journey towards future success.”

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