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Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw signs for City

Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw signs for City
Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Jamaica striker Khadija Shaw on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old, affectionately known as 'Bunny', will move to the Academy Stadium at the start of July following the conclusion of her current contract with Division 1 Feminine side Bordeaux, subject to work visa and international clearance.

Ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season, the forward will make her first move into the English game, having signed a contract until the summer of 2024, and will don the #21 shirt.

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Speaking about her move, Shaw declared: “It feels amazing to be a Manchester City player. I chose this Club because I want to be a part of the environment, the culture and to play for this amazing team.

“I want to be tested and there is so much experience in the team here, so I know I will learn a lot from everybody around me.

“I grew up as a City fan, and I even have some family members who live in Manchester – when I told them about my move, they were so happy and excited.

“I’ve always watched the English game and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to be a part of – the Barclays FA WSL is growing and developing tremendously, and I feel as though this is the perfect move for me.”

WATCH: Shaw: I can't wait to get started at City!

Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Shaw’s foray into the game started with Eastern Florida State College Titans where she earned NSCAA first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-America honours in 2016.

Transferring to the University of Tennessee in 2017, she was named in the All-SEC first team in both her seasons there alongside being awarded the SEC Offensive Player of the Year accolade in 2018.

Also figuring for WPSL side Florida Krush, the forward moved to France in the summer of 2019 and made her professional debut against FC Fleury 91 in August of that year, scoring twice in a 4-1 win.

Finding the back of the net ten times in 15 appearances in her first season at the club, Shaw didn’t rest on her laurels last term and scored 24 times in 21 appearances in all competitions.

Also a seasoned international with her homeland of Jamaica, the 5ft 11in forward represented her country at various youth levels before making her debut for the senior side in a 6-0 win over the Dominican Republic in August 2015, scoring twice.

She now stands proudly as the Reggae Girlz's all-time leading goalscorer with an impressive 42 goals in 30 appearances, including a brace against new teammate Caroline Weir’s Scotland in a friendly at Hampden Park in May 2019.

WATCH: Khadija Shaw: Goals, goals, goals!

Reflecting on the new signing, Head Coach Gareth Taylor said: "We're delighted to welcome Khadija to Manchester City.

"She's a very talented young player and we're pleased that we've been able to add her to our already productive forward line.

"She's enjoyed a successful couple of years in France with Bordeaux and the fact that she finished as the league's top scorer this past campaign speaks volumes about the calibre of player that she is.

"Her form on the international stage is incredibly impressive too and we're very much looking forward to working with her over the coming seasons."

Managing Director Gavin Makel concluded: “Khadija is one of the most exciting up and coming talents within the women's game.

“Her goalscoring record over the last couple of seasons is up there with some of the best in the world and we hope that she will continue that in the sky blue of Manchester City.”

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