Women's transfer news: Lucia Garcia leaves Man Utd, Spurs keep Sweden international

  • Man Utd exits confirmed
  • Liverpool defender joins AC Milan
  • Barcelona hire new manager
Amanda Nildén stays at Spurs but Lucia Garcia exits Man Utd
Amanda Nildén stays at Spurs but Lucia Garcia exits Man Utd / Jess Hornby/Visionhaus/Getty Images

The women’s football summer transfer window opened this week, and within days we were faced with shock departures, hinting at some major shake ups for certain clubs. 

Manchester United have confirmed the loss of captain Katie Zelem and are reportedly very close to also announcing the departure of goalkeeper Mary Earps.

The major exits comes during a time of extreme uncertainty for the club, after comments from co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe revealed an apparent low priority of the women's team.

However, although tensions undoubtedly high for those inside the club, it hasn't stopped them scouting out potential new talent to remain strong amid departures. 90min revealed this week that United are weighing up a shock move for Manchester City winger Chloe Kelly. They also remain hopeful of striking a deal with Brighton's top scorer Elisabeth Terland

Only time will tell as to whether the club's recent behaviour has tarnished its reputation.

Outside the WSL, Australia's Hayley Raso confirmed her exit from Real Madrid, triggering interest from Arsenal, PSG and Chelsea. And already reported on by 90min, Lucy Bronze officially announced she would be parting ways with Barcelona this summer when her contract comes to an end.

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Everton announces double exit 

Annie Wilding and Eleanor Dale are set to leave the club this summer
Annie Wilding and Eleanor Dale are set to leave the club this summer / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Annie Wilding and Eleanor Dale will leave Everton when their contracts end this month.

Wilding has been with the club since the age of 12, with the defender making her professional debut when she started against Durham in the Conti Cup in 2022. 

Striker Dale joined the Toffees in February of this year on a short-term contract and went on to feature six times in the WSL. News of both departures comes a week after the club confirmed veteran forward Toni Duggan will also be leaving. 

Spurs signs Sweden international defender 

Amanda Nilden
Amanda Nilden is staying at Tottenham / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Amanda Nilden has penned a permanent deal with Tottenham Hotspur after joining the club on loan from Juventus. 

The move will see Nilden stay in north London until 2027, after joining Spurs in January. The 25-year-old started in ten consecutive matches, making four starts in the Women’s FA Cup. 

Speaking about why she wanted to stay at the club, Nilden said: "It's a club that has grown a lot over the last few years, they are aiming for the top of the league, and I think, this year we have grown a lot."

Lucia Garcia departs Man Utd

Lucia Garcia is heading to Mexico
Lucia Garcia is heading to Mexico / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Spain international Lucia Garcia has joined Mexican champions Monterrey, parting ways with Manchester United after two seasns in England.

The 25-year-old was crucial in helping the Red Devils emerge victorious in this year's FA Cup final, hitting the back of the net twice in their 4-0 win over Spurs at Wembley Stadium.

United are reportedly lining up Brighton's Terland as a replacement upfront, with Melvine Malard also rumoured to be returning on a permanent transfer.

Liverpool defender joins AC Milan 

Emma Koivisto is leaving Liverpool after two years
Emma Koivisto is leaving Liverpool after two years / Gary Oakley/GettyImages

Emma Koivisto is on her way to Italy after a confirmed exit from Liverpool last week. 

The Finland full-back first signed to the club in 2022 from Brighton & Hove Albion and helped Matt Beard’s team re-establish themselves in the WSL. 

During her time as a Red, Koivisto made 51 appearances in all competitions and scored four times. 

Barcelona appoint new manager 

Ex-assistant coach Pere Romeu has been promoted to manage the club's first team
Ex-assistant coach Pere Romeu has been promoted to manage the club's first team / David Ramos/GettyImages

Barcelona have confirmed that assistant Pere Romeu will be stepping up as head coach, signing a two-year contract after working at the club for the past three seasons.

"I would like to enjoy it to the fullest," he said. "I have had three seasons with the team, therefore I am knowledgeable and a man of the club, I know the day-to-day life of the team and I'm 100% prepared and eager to face it."

Some criticised the move by Barcelona, suggesting Romeu's lack of experience leading a senior team could prove problematic. There is no denying he has big shoes to fill, after Jonatan Giraldez signed off his spell with a quadruple: Champions League, Liga F, Copa de la Reina and Supercopa de Espana.