England left back Alex Greenwood has become the latest signing to join Manchester City after a successful season in France with Lyon.
Greenwood, 27, has signed a three-year deal to return to Manchester after lifting the UEFA Women’s Champions League, domestic title, and Cup with the French club.
She will be wearing the 27 shirt for City in the forthcoming season and joins fellow new signings Lucy Bronze, Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, and Chloe Kelly in a new look City squad.
The former Manchester United captain, who has 46 England caps, spent a year on the Red side of Manchester helping the United win promotion to the Women’s Super League before moving to France with Lyon.
Greenwood has also previously played for Everton and Liverpool in a decade-long career and was named FA Young Player of the year in 2012.
The Liverpudlian will reunite with old friends at City, having spent time with Ellen White at Notts County and Caroline Weir and Gemma Bonner at Liverpool.
She was named in the FA WSL Team of the Year in 2015/16 and made her England debut in 2014 against Finland in the Cyprus Cup and featured prominently as the team secured a third place finish in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
More recently Greenwood helped the national team to SheBelieves Cup success in 2019.
Commenting on her move back to England, Greenwood said: “I’m so excited to get going – it’s been a crazy and unforgettable few weeks, but I just can’t wait to get started and bring that winning feeling to City.
“I’ve learned so much about myself over the past 15 months by living away from home and in a different culture and environment, but it’s given me so much time to develop both personally and as a player.
“Now is the time for a new challenge though and having experienced such a successful campaign last season, when you get that taste for a winning mentality, it’s addictive and I just want to continue that with City.
“This Club has always impressed me with their success, how much importance they view the women’s game with and the players they attract, and it’s an environment I’m really looking forward to working in.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor said: “We’re delighted to have added Alex to our already strong squad ahead of the new season.
“She is a proven England international who will fit right into the group we have here at City, while she has also been involved in a number of successes recently to add accolades to her already impressive career so far.
“She’s a very ambitious player and we’re looking forward to hopefully enjoying more success together in the coming seasons.”
Head of Women’s Football Gavin Makel added: “Alex is a highly experienced international whose technical abilities and willingness to succeed will only further strengthen the team as we look at competing on all fronts.
“At only 27 years old, she joins us with her best years still to come and I’m looking forward to seeing how she further develops.”