Soccer Transfer News

Lucy Bronze Leave Manchester, Gets Signed on by Barcelona

After two years with Manchester City, Holman joins Espanyol for a reported £6.0 million fee.

Barcelona Femeni have completed the signing of England international Lucy Bronze, according to the club.

30, who went by the name of initially, is a French international who has played for Lyon in the past and will be returning for her second spell with Manchester City from 2020 to 2022.

She chose not to renew her contract at the club this summer, and she will now begin a new challenge in Spain.

Espanyol finished sixth in the Primera Iberdrola last season and will be hoping to improve on that performance this time around. They will participate in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in their history next season.

Lucy Bronze joins fellow England international Toni Duggan at Barcelona, who signed for the club last month.

The defender won the PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year and the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2019 after an outstanding season with Manchester City.

She was also named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI for the second year in a row.

Lucy Bronze has won two league titles, two FA Cups, and a League Cup with Manchester City. She was part of the England team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Barcelona Femeni president Joan Laporta said: “We are very happy to welcome Lucy to FC Barcelona. “She is one of the best players in the world and will help us to continue growing as a club.

“We are sure that she will be a great asset for us on and off the pitch.” Lucy Bronze added: “I am very happy to be joining Barcelona. “It is an exciting time to be joining the club, with them qualifying for the Champions League for the first time.

“I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting started on this new adventure.” The deal is subject to Bronze passing a medical and receiving a work permit. She will wear the number three shirt for Barcelona.


The arrangement

After two years with Manchester City, Holman joins Espanyol for a reported £6.0 million fee.

Barcelona Femeni have completed the signing of England international Lucy Bronze, according to the club.

30, who went by the name of initially, is a French international who has played for Lyon in the past and will be returning for her second spell with Manchester City from 2020 to 2022.

Lucy Bronze has won two league titles, two FA Cups, and a League Cup with Manchester City.
Lucy Bronze has won two league titles, two FA Cups, and a League Cup with Manchester City.

She chose not to renew her contract at the club this summer, and she will now begin a new challenge in Spain.

Espanyol finished sixth in the Primera Iberdrola last season and will be hoping to improve on that performance this time around. They will participate in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in their history next season.

Lucy Bronze joins fellow England international Toni Duggan at Barcelona, who signed for the club last month.

The defender won the PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year and the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2019 after an outstanding season with Manchester City.

She was also named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI for the second year in a row.

Lucy Bronze has won two league titles, two FA Cups, and a League Cup with Manchester City. She was part of the England team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


What Lucy Bronze had to say

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Bronze. “I’m really happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.”

The move comes as a surprise to many, as it was widely thought that Bronze would stay with Manchester United. However, the lure of Barcelona proved too much for the young defender, who has signed a five-year contract with the Catalan giants.

Speaking to Barcelona’s official website, Bronze expressed her delight at joining the club and spoke of her ambitions for the future.

“It’s a dream come true to join Barcelona,” said Bronze. “They are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I can’t wait to start playing for them. I want to win trophies and be successful with this team.”

Bronze will now link up with her new teammates in preparation for the start of the season. She will wear the number three shirt for Barcelona.

Lucy Bronze joins fellow England international Toni Duggan at Barcelona, who signed for the club last month.
Lucy Bronze joins fellow England international Toni Duggan at Barcelona, who signed for the club last month.

Bronze joins a Barcelona team that has won the league title in each of the last two seasons. She will be hoping to help the club retain their crown in the upcoming campaign. The 23-year-old will also be looking to establish herself as a regular starter for Barcelona.

It is believed that Manchester United will receive a transfer fee of around £30 million for Bronze. This is a record fee for a defender, and it is believed that the club has used this money to reinvest in their squad.

The departure of Bronze leaves Manchester United short of options at centre-back. However, the club is expected to sign another player in this position before the start of the season.

The move comes as a surprise to many, as it was widely thought that Bronze would stay with Manchester United. However, the lure of Barcelona proved too much for the young defender, who has signed a five-year contract with the Catalan giants.

Speaking to Barcelona’s official website, Lucy Bronze expressed her delight at joining the club and spoke of her ambitions for the future.

Barcelona Femeni president Joan Laporta said: “We are very happy to welcome Lucy Bronze to FC Barcelona. “She is one of the best players in the world and will help us to continue growing as a club.


Conclusion

“We are sure that she will be a great asset for us on and off the pitch.” Bronze added: “I am very happy to be joining Barcelona. “It is an exciting time to be joining the club, with them qualifying for the Champions League for the first time.

“I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting started on this new adventure.” The deal is subject to Lucy Bronze passing a medical and receiving a work permit. She will wear the number three shirt for Barcelona.