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18th Jun 2022

Lucy Bronze joins Barcelona on a free transfer after leaving Man City

Simon Lloyd

Barcelona confirm the signing of Lucy Bronze

Barcelona have announced the signing of England international Lucy Bronze, who joins the club on a free after leaving Manchester City.

The 30-year-old passed a medical with the club on Saturday morning, signing a two-year contract with the club.

Barcelona Femení have since confirmed her arrival on social media.

Joining Barca will be the second time Bronze has played abroad, having played for Lyon between 2017 and 2020, where she won three consecutive Champions League titles.

She had played for City for three years prior to moving to France, returning for a second spell in 2020.

Barca were crowned champions of the women’s Primera Division for a third season in a row earlier this year.

They were unable to retain the Champions League title they won by beating Chelsea in 2021, losing 3-1 to Bronze’s former club Lyon in the final in Turin last month.

Bronze had told the media last week that a decision regarding her club future had been made but didn’t disclose where she would be playing.

“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.”

Her focus now turns to this summer’s European Championships, where she will hope to help England to victory on home soil.

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