Barcelona goes Bronze! Spanish giants pull off stunning free transfer of England international Lucy Bronze… with the 2020 World’s Best Women’s Player insisting ‘you CAN’T say no’ as she pens two-year deal in Spain
- Lucy Bronze completed her medical today and has signed a two-year deal
- Barcelona confirmed the move by telling defender, ‘Welcome to your new home’
- The right back left Manchester City this summer after her contract ran down
Barcelona have announced the signing of Lucy Bronze on a free transfer following her departure from Manchester City this summer.
Defender Bronze, 30, completed her medical this morning and has penned a two-year deal to seal her sensational switch to Spain.
She had been linked with a move to the United States’ NWSL, and was even tipped to wait until the end of the Euros this summer before making a decision on her future.
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Lucy Bronze after her Manchester City departure
However, she has now been officially unveiled by her new club, who accompanied their announcement with a photoshopped picture of Bronze in their shirt.
The caption, ‘Welcome to your new home’ confirmed the shock swoop.
‘I’m very happy to play for a club like FC Barcelona, one of the biggest teams in the world,’ she said. ‘I really want to start working with the team.
‘After a couple of conversations, you can’t say no to Barca.’
Defender Bronze, who has been capped 88 times by England, has penned a two-year contract
Bronze, who has been capped 88 times by England, spent two spells with City.
She has also played for Liverpool, and went abroad with Lyon for three years. The experienced full back then returned to City in 2020.
Overall, she won five trophies across both stints, having lifted the Women’s Super League, two FA WSL Cups and two Women’s FA Cups.
Barcelona are the reigning champions of the Primera Division, and also finished as the Champions League runners-up last season after losing to Lyon in the final.