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Caroline Weir Joins The Blues From Liverpool Ladies
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Scottish midfielder Caroline Weir has joined Manchester City’s women’s team on a two year contract from Liverpool Ladies.

Weir, who scored six times for Liverpool last season, was named Scotland’s Player of the Year in 2016 and is looking forward to being part of the City set up.

Speaking to ManCity.com, Weir said “I’m really excited to be here. It’s a great club and I’m really delighted to be a part of it. City are leading the way in the women’s game in so many different ways.

“There are so many great players here and I think it’s a challenge to compete for trophies and try to improve – which is what brought me here.”

The Scot has played against City’s ladies in the past and is now relishing playing alongside them rather than against them. “Every time I have played against Man City it’s always been a very tough game as they have so many good players, so it’s fantastic to play alongside them instead.”

And manager Nick Cushing was delighted with his new recruit. “Caroline is a player with real technical ability, and someone who we know will strengthen our squad. She has a desire to improve her game and we feel with our squad at Manchester City she can play her best football here. She will give our squad balance and give us another attacking threat moving into the 18/19 season.”

City’s women’s side reached the semi final of last season’s Champions League, losing to eventual winners Olympique Lyonnaise and Weir stated she is looking forward to playing in Europe. “I’m most excited about playing in the Champions League next season. The team did so well getting to the semi-final last year. It’s a great competition to play in and something you always want to compete in as a player. I haven’t been part of the competition for a few years so I’m excited to see how far we can get.”

Welcome to Manchester City Caroline.