Manchester United have accomplished the signing of England worldwide Nikita Parris from WSL rivals Arsenal.
The 28-year-old ahead has signed a two-year contract after a cope with the Gunners was agreed earlier than this summer time’s European Championships.
Parris has gained 67 worldwide caps and featured for the Lionesses at this summer time’s Girls’s Euros, as a part of the workforce that have been topped champions following victory over Germany at Wembley.
Parris joined Arsenal final summer time after two seasons at Lyon, the place she gained the Champions League, however solely made one begin and scored only one WSL purpose for the Gunners as they completed in second, a degree behind champions Chelsea.
United completed 14 factors behind WSL champions final season and hope the signing of Parris may also help Marc Skinner’s facet bridge the hole of their quest for a maiden top-flight title.
A transfer to Manchester United would supply Parris with the prospect to attract a line below her struggles to ascertain a daily beginning position below Jonas Eidevall at Arsenal and additional strengthen her declare to retain her place in Sarina Wiegman’s squad for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
“It feels unbelievable to be right here. It has been fairly a summer time, and this tops it off,” mentioned Parris. “Manchester United is a historic membership who’re making huge actions within the WSL and I can not wait to be part of our future success.
“With my profitable mentality in matches and coaching, I need to assist this workforce transfer ahead and develop. I am not the one new signing this summer time, which exhibits the intention of the membership to do precisely that. I am so glad to be right here and might’t wait to get began.”
Skinner added: “Nikita’s profitable pedigree will likely be a fantastic addition to our workforce.
“She is a confirmed winner on each the home and worldwide stage and can deliver an actual maturity to the surroundings.
“Securing a participant of Nikita’s calibre cements this nice membership’s ambition for the season forward and we sit up for welcoming her into pre-season, after a well-deserved relaxation!”
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WSL stars who shone at Euro 2022
England’s march to Euro 2022 glory broke new floor for Sarina Wiegman’s workforce, however you possibly can count on to see many extra of the match’s big-name stars in common Girls’s Tremendous League motion subsequent season.
Solely three of the 18 gamers utilized by Wiegman will likely be plying their commerce exterior England in 2022/23 – Lucy Bronze at Barcelona, Rachel Daly at Houston Sprint and Georgia Stanway at Bayern Munich.
Right here we have a look at the WSL expertise who shone this summer time and people who will hoping to have an analogous affect for his or her respective golf equipment when the brand new marketing campaign kicks off on September 10.
Key dates for the 2022/23 WSL season
- Barclays Girls’s Championship opening weekend: August 20/21, 2022
- Barclays Girls’s Tremendous League opening weekend: September 10/11, 2022
- FA Girls’s Continental League Cup ultimate: March 4/5, 2023
- Barclays Girls’s Championship ultimate weekend: April 29/30, 2023
- Vitality Girls’s FA Cup ultimate: Could 14, 2023
- Barclays Girls’s Tremendous League ultimate weekend: Could 27/28, 2023