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Nikita Parris: Manchester United have completed the signing of Euro 2022 winner from Arsenal |  Transfer Center News

Manchester United have completed the signing of England international Nikita Parris from WSL rivals Arsenal.

The 28-year-old striker has signed a two-year contract after a deal was agreed with the Gunners ahead of this summer’s European Championships.

Parris has won 67 international caps and played for the Lionesses in the Women’s Euro this summer, as part of the side that were crowned champions after beating Germany at Wembley.

Parris joined Arsenal last summer after two seasons at Lyon, where she won the Champions League, but made just one start and scored just one WSL goal for the Gunners as they finished second, one point behind champions Chelsea.

United finished 14 points behind the WSL champions last season and will be hoping signing Parris can help Marc Skinner’s side close the gap in their quest for a first top-flight title.

A move to Manchester United would give Parris the chance to draw a line under his struggles to establish a regular starting role under Jonas Eidevall at Arsenal and further bolster his claim to retain his place in Sarina Wiegman’s FIFA Cup squad. world 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.

“It’s amazing to be here. It’s been quite the summer, and that tops it all off,” Parris said. “Manchester United are a historic club making big moves in the WSL and I look forward to being part of our future success.

“With my winning mentality in matches and in training, I want to help this team move forward and grow. I’m not the only new signing this summer, which shows the club’s intention to do just that. I’m so happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.”

Skinner added: “Nikita’s winning pedigree will be a great addition to our team.

“She is a proven winner both domestically and internationally and will bring real maturity to the environment.

“Securing a player of Nikita’s caliber cements this great club’s ambition for the season ahead and we look forward to welcoming her into pre-season after a well-deserved rest!”

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The WSL stars who shone at Euro 2022

Stina Blackstenius (left), Leah Williamson (center), Eve Perisset (right)

England’s march to Euro 2022 glory has opened up new vistas for Sarina Wiegman’s side, but you can expect to see plenty more of the tournament’s big stars in regular Super League action female next season.

Only three of the 18 players Wiegman uses will ply their trade outside England in 2022/23 – Lucy Bronze at Barcelona, ​​Rachel Daly at Houston Dash and Georgia Stanway at Bayern Munich.

Here we take a look at the WSL talents who have shone this summer and those who hope to make a similar impact for their respective clubs when the new campaign kicks off on September 10.

Key dates for the WSL 2022/23 season

  • Barclays Women’s Championship opening weekend: August 20/21, 2022
  • Barclays Women’s Super League opening weekend: September 10/11, 2022
  • FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final: March 4/5, 2023
  • Last weekend of the Barclays Women’s Championship: April 29/30, 2023
  • Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final: May 14, 2023
  • Barclays Women’s Super League final weekend: May 27/28, 2023

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