Miedema swaps Arsenal for Manchester City on three-year deal

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Manchester City have announced the signing of Dutch international Vivianne Miedema Credit: None

Manchester City have announced the signing of Dutch international Vivianne Miedema on a three-year contract. The 27-year-old forward joins City after seven successful seasons with Arsenal.

Miedema holds the record for the most goals in the Barclays Women’s Super League and for the Netherlands, with 80 and 95 goals respectively. She will wear the number six shirt and reunite with Dutch teammates Jill Roord and Kerstin Casparij.

Miedema expressed her enthusiasm about joining City, saying, “The reason I chose City is because they have the same ambitions as me. They want to win the league and titles. I’ve always said I want to play with the best players in the world and I think City have got that.”

Reflecting on her recent playing history, she added, “I haven’t played as much football as I would have wished over the past two years, but I think and hope my best years are still to come. I am just really excited to be part of the team and for the girls to hopefully help me and get me back to my best.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor shared his excitement about Miedema’s arrival, stating, “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Viv to City and seeing her flourish over the next three years. She’s a top talent that I’m excited to work with as she’s a player I’ve always admired. Viv will be a real asset to the team.”

Miedema’s honours include winning the Bundesliga twice with Bayern Munich, the FA Women’s Super League with Arsenal, and the UEFA Women’s Championship with the Netherlands in 2017. Individually, she has been awarded the FA WSL Golden Boot twice and has been named in the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11 in 2020 and 2021.