Manchester City have paid a club-record fee of £300,000 to Wolfsburg for the services of Jill Roord. The 26-year-old has committed to the club, which placed fourth in the WSL in 2022–2023, for a three-year period. Before assisting Wolfsburg in reaching the Champions League final, Roord played for Bayern Munich and Arsenal after beginning her career at Twente. In addition to winning the Women’s European Championships with the Netherlands in 2017, Roord has won four Eredivisie championships throughout her career.
“I’m overjoyed and really delighted to have joined Manchester City. I’ve always thought this club is amazing and full of quality, therefore I’m ecstatic to join,” Jill Roord said after completing her move to Manchester City. “I think it totally suits me and I truly enjoy the way they perform. The squad has a lot of talent and is young, which is very important to me since it has a lot of promise. Playing in England once more is like a dream to me since I’ve always believed that the Women’s Super League is really competitive and I feel like I’ve improved as a player throughout my time in Germany.”
“In my meetings with Gareth [Taylor], I received all the information I was looking for: we have the same views on football, which is crucial, and his assessment of my position on the squad is fantastic – it is the right match,” she added. “With the talent we have here, everything is possible, so I hope that we can have great success together. When you play for City, you compete in everything you do. That is what we will be attempting to achieve.”
“We’re overjoyed to have gotten Jill’s consent and welcome her to the group. Throughout her career thus far, she has demonstrated her value in both England and Europe, as well as on the international scene with the Netherlands. She is no stranger to success,” head coach Gareth Taylor said. “She is a player whose accomplishments speak for themselves, and we think she will be a terrific addition to our team at City. Over the upcoming three years, we look forward to working with her and welcome her on board.”
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