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Kerstin Casparij: Man City sign Dutch defender to replace Barcelona-bound Lucy Bronze | Football News

Kerstin Casparij: Man City sign Dutch defender to replace Barcelona-bound Lucy Bronze | Football News

Manchester Town have secured the signing of Dutch international Kerstin Casparij from FC Twente – and the ideal-back again is not fazed by the prospect of starting to be Lucy Bronze’s replacement at the club.

Casparij has signed a three-calendar year agreement with Gareth Taylor’s squad and has been offered the No 2 shirt lately vacated by England worldwide Bronze – who left for Barcelona at the conclusion of her agreement this summer season.

City’s new signing was element of the Netherlands squad that received to the quarter-finals of the Women’s European Championship and will sign up for up with her new club for pre-year schooling up coming week – and she exposed her exhilaration to Sky Sports Information about relocating to Manchester.

Kerstin Casparij: Man City sign Dutch defender to replace Barcelona-bound Lucy Bronze | Football News
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Kerstin Casparij in her new Town colours

“Gareth and I had been on the very same site of our style of engage in and what that would mean for me as a appropriate back again,” she explained. “Enjoying the Manchester City way next 12 months just receives me pretty, extremely delighted.

“I got a really feel for the club when I was there for the clinical. It feels like household and persons are truly nice. I can not wait to simply call it residence for the up coming few of many years.”

Casparij’s right-again predecessor Bronze expended the very last two several years back again in Manchester, getting to be the initial defender and English participant to gain the 2020 FIFA’s Finest Women’s Participant of the Calendar year award even though contracted to the Women’s Tremendous League club.

France's Kadidiatou Diani vies for the ball with Netherlands' Kerstin Casparij
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Casparij represented the Netherlands at Euro 2022

But the 21-yr-previous is not feeling any tension about residing up to the expectations left at the rear of by Bronze.

“It is an honour that they want to signal me to acquire around from Lucy and she’s an outstanding player,” the Dutch worldwide included. “She’s an amazing human being as properly and a Manchester Metropolis legend.

“It truly is quite large footwear to fill but I will not sense the strain. I sense the self-assurance they have in me and I am going to be executing her justice.”

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