05.07.2024 11:48 h

WSL record goalscorer Vivianne Miedema joins Man City

Manchester City on Friday announced they had signed Women's Super League record goalscorer Vivianne Miedema on a three-year deal after the Netherlands international's contract with Arsenal expired.

The Gunners announced in May that Miedema was to leave the club, for whom she scored 125 goals in 172 appearances after joining from Bayern Munich in 2017.

The forward has been limited in her appearances since tore a anterior cruciate ligament in December 2022.

Miedema said she was relishing a fresh challenge.

"The reason I chose City is because they have the same ambitions as me. They want to win the league and titles," said Miedema.

"Looking to the future, I've always said I want to play with the best players in the world and I think City have got that.

"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."

City head coach Gareth Taylor believes Miedema's arrival will improve their chances of winning silverware -- the club were runners-up to Chelsea last season in the WSL.

"Our ambition is to compete on the highest stage and for the highest honours, and Viv is aligned to this desire," he said.

"She's a top talent that I'm excited to work with. Viv will be a real asset to the team."