Manchester United have signed England forward Nikita Parris from Arsenal as they look to build attack depth in a squad that missed out on a Champions League spot last season.
He has signed a two-year contract with United until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Paris joined Arsenal last summer in a substantial deal from Lyon for up to £86,000, but he struggled to secure a regular spot and disappointingly finished the campaign with only one WSL goal – at the last minute of the season’s final month. The punishment of
The player had previously scored 19 goals in 19 league appearances for Manchester City during the 2018/19 season, up from another 11 the year before. She also enjoyed a respectable goal return during two years with Lyon, having missed the final of the 2020 Champions League via suspension. This summer, the 28-year-old was part of England’s Euro 2022 winning squad.
“It feels incredible to be here. It’s been quite a summer, and it’s over the top,” Paris said.
“Manchester United are a historic club that has been making a big difference in the WSL and I can’t wait to be a part of their future success. With my winning mindset in matches and training, I look forward to helping this team grow and grow.” I want to help. I’m not the only one to sign this summer, which shows exactly the intent of the club. I’m so happy to be here and can’t wait to get started.”
Mark Skinner said, “Nikita’s winning pedigree will be a great addition to our team. She is a proven winner on both the domestic and international forums and will bring real maturity to the environment. Securing a player of Nikita’s caliber is the key to this great club.” The ambition solidifies for the season ahead and we look forward to welcoming him into the pre-season after a well-rested one!”
Paris is versatile enough to play as a winger or ‘number nine’ and adds to the depth of attack that has already been enhanced by the arrival of Canada internationals Adriana Lyon, Rachel Williams and Lucia Garcia, who are also Alessia Russo and Martha Offers invaluable competition for the likes of. Thomas.
United have also added defensive talent Maya Le Tissier and young midfielder Grace Clinton.