Australian international Alanna Kennedy has become the latest player to sign for Manchester City after the departure of Abby Dahlkemper.
The Campbeltown-born defender, who was on the books at Tottenham last term, signed a two-year deal and will wear the number 33 shirt.
She has had spells in Australia with Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets, Western Sydney Wanderers, and Perth Glory, plus some time in America at Western New York Flash and Orlando Pride and also spent time at CFG Club Melbourne City before arriving in England with Tottenham last season.
Kennedy has arrived at the club to fill the defensive gap after the departure of USA international Abby Dahlkemper.
Dahlkemper only appeared 13 times between January and the summer of this year before returning to America to join North Carolina Courage.
Kennedy, 26, made her international debut in 2012 for the Matildas, against New Zealand, and will soon hit a century of caps after featuring in the last two FIFA Women’s Wold Cups and the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games – helping her team to a fourth place finish in Tokyo.
She will join fellow Australian Hayley Raso who signed for the club after a spell at Everton.
Speaking about her move, she said: “I’m super excited – it’s an amazing Club, and I’m just honoured to be a part of it.
“Obviously Manchester City as a whole is amazing and they’re known across the globe, but also I think just the style of football that’s played here will suit me personally.
“I want to help the team any way that I can, but what attracted me to it mostly is just the brand of football that they play here as it’s incredible to watch.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “Alanna is a player of top experience, both abroad and in the FAWSL.
“She’s also versatile and is capable of playing in a number of positions, so we’re really pleased to have been able to add someone of her ilk and quality to the talented squad we already have.
“With her personality, we feel like she’ll fit right in with our ethos here at City and we’re very much looking forward to working with her over the coming seasons.”