Manchester City have signed Wolfsburg midfielder Jill Roord, the club have have confirmed.
The Netherlands international has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Citizens, keeping her in Manchester until the end of the 2025/26 Women’s Super League season.
Roord will wear the no.20 shirt and, reacting to her move, the Dutch star said she was delighted to have joined such a successful team:
“I have always thought this was a fantastic club with lots of quality, and I’m super excited to start here. I really like the way that they play, and I feel that it suits me perfectly. There’s a lot of quality in the team, and it’s a young side with plenty of potential which is very important to me.
“If you play for City, you compete for everything you are involved in and that is what we will be aiming to do – with the quality we have here, anything is possible so I hope that we will be very successful together.”
Roord has had an outstanding playing career so far
At international level, Roord helped the Netherlands win Euro 2017, as well as reaching the World Cup final in 2019.
In terms of club football, the 26-year-old has spent the last two years at Wolfsburg, helping them to the Champions League final, where they lost narrowly to Barcelona.
Roord previously had a very successful spell at Dutch side FC Twente, winning the Eredivisie title on four occasions, as well as being the top scorer for the 2015/16 season.
Her success in her native Holland then led to her joining Bayern Munich for two seasons before moving to Arsenal.
City will be getting a player with previous WSL experience
Roord spent two seasons with the Gunners, and while she did not win a trophy during her time in North London, she did make a good impression with her own individual performances.
In the 2020/21 campaign, the midfielder scored consecutive hat-tricks against Reading and West Ham, leading to her winning the WSL Player of the Month award.