Manchester City have signed former Birmingham defender Aoife Mannion on a two year deal.
Mannion left Birmingham at the end of last season, but helped guide the club to the FA Cup final in 2017 and the Champions League semi-final in 2014. Her arrival comes as Jen Beattie left the blues to join champions Arsenal last month.
And the defender may well be given a baptism of fire as her City debut could be against Manchester United. The match on 7th September will take on extra significance as it will be the first women’s match to take place at the Etihad Stadium.
“It’s going to be so immense,” Mannion said at the prospect of playing against the blues cross City rivals. “I’m so excited, especially with it being in the Etihad Stadium. I think we need to prepare really well in pre-season so that we can deliver the supporters the result that they want, which is a win to kick off the season.”
The remainder of City’s fixtures for the season will be announced tomorrow and Bitter and Blue will bring you those in full.