Published: Thu, February 16, 2017
Sports | By Jaime Goodwin

Manchester City have just signed the best player in the world

Manchester City have just signed the best player in the world

Manchester City won the Women's Super League as well as the Continental Cup previous year, while Lloyd captained the reigning World Cup winning U.S. team - pretty intimidating stuff.

us women's national team co-captain Carli Lloyd is set to join Manchester City, and her signing could be announced as soon as Wednesday, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. It is believed that once her deal ends with Manchester City she will return to the NWSL and play for the Houston Dash for the remainder of their season.

While such a move isn't unusual on the men's side of soccer, it hasn't been the norm for women. Lloyd is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a Women's World Cup victor.

"I'm looking to be in a different environment with different players and a new coach".

"It is going to be fun to be able to play a few months with some of these players and get a better understanding of how this league operates".

"Having played in the USA throughout my career, the chance to fulfill a long held ambition to test myself in a new footballing something I am relishing", she said. Heather O'Reilly, who retired from the national team in September, also left for Europe, signing with Arsenal last month.

"With the challenge of the Spring Series and the FA Women's Cup ahead of us too, I really can't wait to pull on my City shirt in front of our fans and make them proud".

The American could be in line for Manchester City's first spring game in the FAWSL series against Chelsea on April 23.

"There is much we can learn from her that will help us to improve as a team".

Manchester City is now vying for a Champions League title, with quarterfinals to be played late in March. "Carli has had an incredible career and is recognized as one of the best in the world".

Lloyd, a midfielder, has been named the FIFA World Player of the Year in back-to-back years.

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