Dutch right back Kerstin Casparij has become the latest signing to join Manchester City as their squad rebuild continues.
Casparij, 21, spent the last two seasons at Eredivisie club FC Twente and is making the first move abroad after two spells at Herenveen – where she made her debut aged 15 – either side of a season at VV Alkmaar in 2017 before moving on to FC Twente.
A full Dutch international, Casparij made her senior international debut in October 2021 as a late substitute against Cyprus and has a total of 12 caps including four appearances at Euro 2022.
She will wear the number 2 shirt having penned a three year deal and faces the task of replacing Lucy Bronze who left the club to join Barcelona.
Speaking about her move, she said: “I’m overjoyed – I have no words to describe how happy I am to be a Manchester City player and I can’t wait to play for this beautiful club.
“I felt like the whole club is a family and the perfect fit for me – I immediately got such a good feeling about the place and it was a no brainer for me.
“Having players feeling at home at a club is a huge strength for a team and if you want to be competing and winning titles, you have to have that unity, so that was very important to me.
“I’m a modern right wing-back and I feel as though I’ll fit into the Manchester City style very well, which makes this move the perfect one.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “Kerstin is a very gifted young player and we’re so pleased to have been able to add her to our ranks.
“The fact that she made her senior debut at the age of 15 shows just what a talent she is and what high regard she has been held in by her previous clubs.
“She has a real infectious and positive personality too and we’re very much looking forward to integrating her into the rest of the squad and seeing her develop on the pitch.”