Who should Man City Women sign and release before they get their 2019/20 season under way?
Man City had a great 2nd place finish in the Women’s Super League last season but this year they will face rivals and newly promoted Manchester United. Another tester for the blues is that a lot of their team are out in France at the minute for the Women’s World Cup. Players such as Karen Bardsley, Steph Houghton and Jill Scott are all making names for themselves.
Ellen White and Nikita Parris are two other big names who are currently proving themselves for the Lionesses. Parris has just left City at the end of the season and White has just signed for them so with this in mind, I’ve had a think about two more players who could leave Manchester City and two who could join them.
A very unlikely name to join the Manchester side as she has confidently been with Chelsea Women since 2015. However, the 25-year-old could be excited by a change as she hasn’t been around a lot. The main reason why I suggested the defender is because I’ve been watching her partnership with City’s captain, Steph Houghton in the World Cup and I think the pair compliment each other brilliantly. I can imagine them working together week in week out.
The Australian captain has been rumoured to be interested in a move to a European team and Man City should throw themselves at her. She has been a big name for Chicago Red Stars and her national team. She is a proven goal scorer after bagging 4 in one game for Australia and she could be exactly what City need for an even better season.
It was hard to make a decision on which players could leave City but the 23-year old’s Manchester arrival came as part of a deal that saw Lucy Bronze leave to go to Lyon. Bremer looked promising but unfortunately, she broke her leg when she joined which kept her out for 13 months. Now that she is recovered, she may benefit from a spell at another team until she can come back to City and start permanently.
The 18-year-old started her career at Bristol City where she did win Young Player Of The Year before she signed for City. This shows the potential that the youngster has, however, since joining the blues, she’s only had 9 appearances since last year but she has scored two goals in that time. With her age and being at a club like Man City, she has the perfect opportunity to develop into a great player, I just think she could benefit from a loan spell somewhere else for a few months to see how she gets on.