REPORT: WSL Star Could Join Barcelona Regarding Transfer In The Summer

REPORT: WSL Star Could Join Barcelona Regarding Transfer In The Summer

WSL and Manchester City star Laia Aleixandri could join Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to Spanish sports journalist Aaron Dominguez on Twitter.

Aleixandri is generally viewed as one of the most promising young talents in the world of women’s football. Aged just 22, she regularly displays a range of passing, excellent vision and sublime technical ability well beyond her years.

She is the archetypal modern defender in the women’s game. She is a consummate defender, but is very comfortable with the ball at her feet. She is also adaptable, being more than capable of playing in the right-back position when she is needed to do so.

What has been said regarding a potential transfer for WSL star Laia Aleixandri?

Dominguez stated that Aleixandri is Barcelona’s ‘next goal’ after they secured a deal for Manchester United player Ona Batlle on a free transfer.

On Twitter, Dominguez said [translated from Spanish]: “After the signing of Ona Batlle, the next goal for Barça women is Laia Aleixandri, a Manchester City player.”

Laia Aleixandri football career summary so far

Born in 2000, Aleixandri joined her first youth team, Arrabal Calaf, at the age of just six years old. Following this, she spent four years with Sant Gabriel, before joining Barcelona in 2012.

Aleixandri spent five years at the club, but never made a senior team appearance for Barcelona. She did, however, play for Barcelona B for a couple of years.

Following her Barcelona stint, she was snapped up by Atletico Madrid in 2017. At Atletico, Aleixandri began to rise to international prominence, after making her debut with the club at the age of 17.

In five years with Las Rojiblancas, she made 118 appearances, scoring eight goals. In 2022, she was headhunted and sign by Manchester City, where she still remains – but this could soon change.

Additionally, despite her young age, Aleixandri has also won a handful of caps for her native Spain. She earned her first call-up in 2019 -since then, she has made 16 international appearances for La Roja, scoring two goals on this stage. Additionally, she has also featured for Spain’s under-17, under-19 and under-20 youth teams.