Tuesday 23 January 2018

Ireland international Megan Campbell signs for Manchester City

Ireland's Megan Campbell has joined Manchester City
Ireland's Megan Campbell has joined Manchester City
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Republic of Ireland left-back Megan Campbell has signed for Manchester City.

The 22-year-old joins having complete her scholarship at Florida State University where she completed a degree in social science.

Campbell made ore than 60 appearances in her three-year stay with the Seminoles, creating 31 assists which helped to earn three consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference titles.

Speaking about her move with the club's official website, she said: "It's a bit surreal. I didn't expect to come here - it's a big Club - but I'm up to the challenge.

"I've just graduated and I was looking for a professional team. Fortunately enough, City came in for me and now I'm here!

"Once I got word City were interested, I came straight over and once I did, it was something I knew I'd love to be part of.

"They play the same style of play we did in Florida - keeping the ball on the ground.

"It's a big step up from college soccer in the States so I'm going to take my time, using my first year to grow as a player and keep progressing."

The former Raheny United and St Francis player has earned 33 senior international caps and has scored two goals for her country.

Currently in Abu Dhabi with the rest of the team on their pre-season training camp, Campbell declared she is settling into the squad well and is eager to learn from her new teammates.

"The squad are friendly," she continued. "It's really easy to get along and integrate with the team and the staff. I'm really enjoying it.

"Steph Houghton's leadership is a great quality. I'm looking to hopefully progress my talking on and off the pitch.

"Demi Stokes is good one-on-one, keeping players down the line, so if I was playing left-back, I'd look up to her and her traits.

"I want to continue to progress with Nick, the staff and the players around me.

"The Club has taken strides since year one and the goal is to continue growing as a team and winning trophies.

"With the squad we have, going into the league season and the Champions League, we have a great chance of going far and hopefully winning silverware."

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