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Manchester City Sign GK Karima Benameur

City make a depth signing a week before the season begins.

International Women’s Friendly Matches 2018

The French international makes the move to Manchester from Paris FC on a one-year deal, bringing with her a bevy of European domestic and Champions League experience.

From the City Site: “The 30-year-old, who helped the French B team to 2019 Turkish Cup glory back in March, has plied her trade in her homeland throughout her career, enjoying her most successful spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where she helped Les Parisiennes to three consecutive top-two finishes between 2012 and 2015.”

Benameur also spoke: “I’m very happy to be here. I’m delighted to sign for such a great club - it’s an honour for me,” “When my agent told me I was going to sign for City, I was very happy. Manchester City is a big club, with amazing facilities, amazing players and goalkeepers, such as Ederson. I’m a big fan of Ederson. I was so excited and curious to come and see what was waiting for me here.

”I hope to get more and more trophies. I want to help this team win everything and I’ll give my best each game.

”I’ve played for the French national team, and great clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Paris FC. I’ve learnt a lot. I think I can bring a lot of experience to this team and I want to share my experience with my team-mates, both on and off the pitch.

”As a player, I can say I’m very generous. I want to give all I have for the squad.

”I’m delighted to be here.”

Manchester City make her the seventh signing this season and hope to challenge in all facets of the game. Including in the Champions League.

Reminder: City kick-off the 2019/20 Super League campaign with the Manchester Derby, hosting Manchester United on Saturday 7 September at the Etihad Stadium in the first encounter between the sides since the league was formed. Watch on the City app or FA App.