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Bardsley Signs New Contract Extension At Manchester City Women

Blues Keeper Signs On For Another Year

Chicago Red Stars v OL Reign Photo by Stephen Brashear/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Manchester City Women goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has signed a new one year contract with the blues, ensuring at least another season at the Academy Stadium.

Bardsley has spent seven seasons at City, during which time she has won three FA Cup wins, three Continental Tyres Cup wins and one WSL title to her name. She also represented the Team GB women’s team at their first Olympics in 2012 and made her debut for the national side 16 years ago.

Although she spent the second half of last season on loan at OL Reign in the NWSL, making seven appearances in total.

“I really missed being here in Manchester –although I had a great time on loan, there’s no place like home,” said Bardsley after signing her new contract.

“It’s so special to have been a part of something that’s grown so quickly and to have been here from the start –to see what it’s become here at City now, I feel very proud of that.

“The past seven years have flown by, and long may it continue. It’s been more than I could have ever hoped for and I’m so excited for the season ahead.”

And manager Gareth Taylor was also delighted that Bardsley had put pen to paper. “We’re thrilled that Karen has signed a new contract here at City. As she has shown during her career to date, she is a very talented goalkeeper who brings a wealth of experience to our squad.

“Having a player of her calibre commit her immediate future to the Club was important for us and we look forward to continuing our work together throughout 2021/22.”