Manchester City Women have signed England goalkeeper Sandy MacIver from Everton for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old has agreed a three-year contract at City after two and a half seasons on Merseyside.
“I’m incredibly grateful to have been brought to such a great club,” MacIver said exclusively Sky Sports News.
“Manchester City are a club that win trophies, it’s the expectation and that’s what excites me.”
MacIver will compete for the starting goalkeeper position with fellow England international Ellie Roebuck – a challenge she isn’t backing down from.
“Ellie is an excellent goalkeeper and has established herself at club and international level. I know for a fact that she will push me to improve and I hope that will push us both,” he said. -she adds.
“The move to City is one that will help me develop even more. Look at the caliber of players, a lot of the squad will be at the Euros, that says a lot about the club as a whole and where they want to go. go. “
MacIver was in England’s provisional squad for this month’s Euros but did not make the final 23-man squad.
She remains on standby, however, and still has a slim chance of playing as goalkeepers can be substituted due to illness or injury at any time during the tournament.
“It’s disappointing. Coming back to the team next season is one of my goals, but if you look at the team’s three goalkeepers, they are there for a reason and deserve to be there,” he said. she stated.
“Being able to train with the team was great, I’m disappointed not to be there but for the next few weeks I’m England’s biggest fan and I’m going to be cheering for them.
“The fact that it’s a home Euro adds to the excitement, there’s definitely excitement in the team and I think this team can go on and win.”
The summer has been full of changes at the Academy Stadium with senior players such as Lucy Bronze, Caroline Weir and Georgia Stanway all leaving the club.
MacIver insists she is excited about the young talent who have been signed to replace them, including Atletico Madrid striker Deyna Castellanos, whom she played against in college in the United States at Clemson .
“If you look at the quality of the players coming in and how young they are, that says a lot about how City want to keep improving the squad and competing with the best teams in Europe,” she said.
“It’s going to be a challenge and it’s one I’m looking forward to.”
MacIver’s first task as a Manchester City player will be to prepare for next month’s Champions League qualifiers, which could see the club come up against Real Madrid who knocked them out of last year’s competition. .
Pre-season training for players not involved in the various international competitions this summer begins in mid-July.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to start pre-season. It’s not something I expected to happen, so to be here I’m very grateful and can’t wait to get started,” she added.
Man City sign striker Mary Fowler
Earlier this week, Manchester City announced the signing of teenage Australian striker Mary Fowler from Montpellier on a four-year contract.
The 19-year-old, who was just 15 when she made her senior debut for Australia in 2018, has scored seven goals in 24 appearances for her country so far, including one in the Matildas’ quarter-final victory final against Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
She joins after two and a half years with Montpellier, before which she played in her native country for Adelaide United.
Fowler – recently named PFA Young Australian Footballer of the Year and second in the 2022 NXGN shortlist highlighting the world’s best promising young players – said Sky Sports News“Man City are a very big club and they play very good football.
“Going to this club, I will have all the resources around me to improve as a player and become the player I think I can become. The coaching staff and the facilities and the level of player I sera is at a high level. Being able to go in that environment is all I need to move forward.”
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