Lionesses big name Keira Walsh has completed a record-breaking circulate to Barcelona.
The 25-year-vintage midfielder – key to England’s Euros success within the summer time – has joined the Spanish giants from Manchester City in a deal worth around £four hundred,000.
GettyWalsh has become the most highly-priced lady participant within the global
That makes her the most highly-priced girl player of all-time, with the charge surpassing Pernille Harder’s £three hundred,000 circulate to Chelsea from Wolfsburg in September 2020.
Walsh turned into keen to join Barcelona after entering into the final 12 months of her contract with City and having seen a number of bids rejected over the path of the summer.
Barcelona are the reigning Spanish title holders, and were Champions League runners-up closing season, a 12 months on from prevailing the opposition.
Walsh departs as City’s joint all-time look holder with Steph Houghton.
She had been with City when you consider that 2014, gambling 211 games in all competitions and winning 8 trophies at some stage in her time on the club.
“Everybody at Manchester City would love to thank Keira for her contributions throughout her time on the membership and wish her all of the nice for the future,” study a membership declaration.
GettyWalsh became the beating coronary heart of the Lionesses aspect who won the Euros this summer time
Walsh commenced all six fits for the Lionesses on the Euros and turned into named Player of the Match in the final towards Germany at Wembley Stadium.
She earned her fiftieth England cap in Tuesday’s 10-zero win over Luxembourg in Stoke.
For City, it’s far yet any other massive departure beforehand of the new WSL season with Caroline Weir joining Real Madrid, Georgia Stanway signing for Bayern Munich and Lucy Bronze additionally heading to Barcelona, at the same time as Ellen White and Jill Scott have retired.
City will now be seeking out a alternative before the WSL transfer cut-off date on Thursday night time.