Lucy Bronze will leave Man City when her contract expires this summer

England star Lucy Bronze will leave Manchester City when her contract expires this summer in a huge blow to Gareth Taylor’s side as the exodus from the WSL club continues after Georgia Stanway and Caroline Weir’s exits

  • England star Lucy Bronze is out of contract at Manchester City this summer 
  • The right back has confirmed she will leave the WSL club once her deal expires 
  • The 30-year-old has been linked to the NWSL but will make a decision after Euros
  • Georgia Stanway has already left Gareth Taylor’s side to join Bayern Munich 
  • Caroline Weir is set to sign for Real Madrid after not signing a new deal with City

England star Lucy Bronze will leave Manchester City when her contract expires this summer as the exodus from the Women’s Super League club continues.

City have already seen Bronze’s England team-mate Georgia Stanway depart for Bayern Munich while Caroline Weir is set to sign for Real Madrid after the club confirmed she would not sign a new deal.

Losing Bronze, who was named FIFA Best Women’s Player of the Year 2020, is a huge blow for City’s hopes of challenging Chelsea and Arsenal next season.

Lucy Bronze (left) will leave Manchester City Women when her contract expires this summer

The right back has been linked with a move to the United States’ NWSL but may wait until the end of this summer’s Euros to make a decision on her long-term future.

Bronze re-joined City in 2020 after previously leaving the club in 2017 for French champions Lyon, where she won the Champions League three times.

The defender helped City win the delayed 2019-2020 FA Cup and this season’s Continental League Cup.


Gareth Taylor’s side have already lost Georgia Stanway (left) and Caroline Weir (right)

City did manage to tie down England internationals Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly to new contracts earlier this season, but the loss of Bronze, Stanway and Weir will leave big holes to fill in the transfer window.

After City’s FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea earlier this month, boss Gareth Taylor admitted some of his out-of-contract players may have ambitions to play elsewhere.

‘Every summer is big, every summer is huge, there’s always going to be player turnover, incoming, outgoings,’ Taylor said.

City boss Gareth Taylor claimed his side would be in a better place if they could keep players

‘If we can limit some of that, we’d be in a much better place – you normally see that teams that operate and function at a decent level are the ones that have less ‘surgery’ in the summer.

‘But at the end of the day, the game is the game and players have their ambitions or their lifestyle which may come into it. For us, we’re very at the front of trying to secure these players. Players go, players come, it’s as simple as that.

‘We want players who want to be here, that’s the main thing.’




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