England stars Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood ‘agree to join Manchester City ahead of new Women’s Super League season’ as they join international team-mates Steph Houghton and Jill Scott in bid to topple champions Chelsea
- Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood have agreed terms to join Manchester City
- The England duo will remain with Lyon until August before returning to the WSL
- The swoops are not expected to be announced until the stars finish the season
- City are reportedly close to sealing a deal for ex-Everton attacker Chloe Kelly
England duo Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood have reportedly agreed to join Manchester City ahead of the new Women’s Super League season.
The club, in an attempt to clinch their first title since 2016, have recruited both stars from Lyon, according to The Telegraph – and City are also believed to be close to sealing a deal for former Everton attacker Chloe Kelly.
The arrival of the talented trio means that this season’s runners-up may head into the campaign with 12 seasoned England internationals.
England stars Lucy Bronze (pictured) and Alex Greenwood agreed to join Manchester City
Both players have penned two-month contract extensions at Lyon but will make the move after
Steph Houghton, the England captain, and Jill Scott, currently the nation’s most-capped player, are already on the books at the club.
But both Bronze and Greenwood have also penned two-month contract extensions at Lyon and will take part in the resumption of the Champions League later this summer.
The six-time winners take on Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on August 22, and will return to action after the domestic season was brought to an early halt in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
England captain Steph Houghton (pictured left with Greenwood) is already on City’s books
The stars will hope to help Lyon in their quest for a seventh Champions League title this year
Lyon were crowned the winners for the 14th time, and Bronze and Greenwood will target more silverware on the European stage first before returning to the WSL.
However, the same outlet believe that the double swoop will not be officially unveiled until both players round off the season with Lyon.
Bronze has played for City before – having enjoyed a successful spell at the club between 2014 and 2017. She clinched every piece of domestic silverware on offer before leaving to join the French giants.
Bronze is widely considered to be the world’s finest right back and has played for City before
With two Champions League trophies to her name, she is also considered to be the world’s finest right back.
The 28-year-old has been nominated for the women’s Ballon D’or award for the last two seasons and finished second in the 2019 running.
Greenwood, meanwhile, was formerly the Manchester United captain and had joined Lyon last August.