- England right-back leaves Lyon after three seasons
- ‘There isn’t another team in England I would have looked at’
Manchester City Women have confirmed the signing of Lucy Bronze, who returns to the club after a hugely successful spell with Lyon.
The England right-back has agreed a two-year deal at the club where she played from 2014 to 2017. Bronze won the Champions League and French title in each of her three seasons at Lyon.
“I’m really happy to be back here at City – I always had it in my mind that I would return one day, and it just feels like the perfect time and opportunity right now,” she told the club’s website.
“I really enjoyed my time in France, but there were so many things that I missed and it’s great to be back.
“I feel like I’m returning as a better leader and person, who is capable of bringing similar success to the table here in England – both domestically with City and internationally too.
“Having already experienced everything that City have to offer as a club, it was a no-brainer for me when the offer came in and there isn’t another team in England that I would have looked at.”
Bronze is City’s third high-profile signing inside a month, joining the USA World Cup winners Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle.