Barcelona have signed Manchester City midfielder Keira Walsh for a said world record price in the women’s game.
England ace Walsh, 25, makes the pass to Barca in a deal believed to be £400,000, exceeding the £300k spent via Chelsea to signal Pernille Harder from Wolfsburg in 2020.
Walsh was one of the stars of the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 success and City have reluctantly accepted an provide for their prized asset with her contract running out next year.
The Rochdale-born superstar will now prefer to proceed the form she confirmed for Sarina Wiegman’s European champions previously this summer at her new club.
Speaking on Monday, Walsh said: “I’ve discovered a bit of consistency under Sarina. I possibly struggled with that a little bit before she came in.
“She’s given me the confidence to go and play my game. I suppose it’s simply about carrying on this consistency and the shape I observed at the Euros now.”
Walsh leaves City as the club’s joint record look holder alongside Steph Houghton on 211 and with eight goals to her name.
She received her 50th England cap in the 10-0 victory over Luxembourg last night and joins fellow Lioness Lucy Bronze in making the go from City to Barca this summer.
The Manchester giants have considered an exodus of England stars seeing that the give up of last season with Georgia Stanway moving to Bayern Munich and Ellen White and Jill Scott retiring, whilst they have already been eradicated in the first round of this season’s Champions League qualifiers.
Barcelona, on the different hand, are the reigning Spanish title holders and had been Champions League runners-up ultimate season, a year on from triumphing the competition.
Having signed a three-year contract with the Catalan giants, Walsh may want to make her debut in Barca’s Primera Division opener at Levante Las Planas on Sunday.
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