Norwegian international Julie Blakstad signed for City on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January 2022.
The 20-year-old, making her first foray into the English game with her move to City, joined from Toppserien outfit Rosenborg having scored 17 goals in 35 appearances for the club since joining them in 2020.
An exciting young player, Blakstad put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Academy Stadium and wears the number 41 shirt.
Formerly of Ottestad’s youth set-up, Blakstad turned professional with them in 2018 before moving to FL Fart later on that year.
Spending a season in Vang, her exploits caught the eye of Rosenborg 18 months ago - a team who have qualified for the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the past two seasons.
Also a full international with Norway and a versatile talent capable of playing in a variety of positions, she represented her homeland at U15, U16, U17, U19 and U23 level before being handed her debut for the senior side against Wales in October 2020.
The January signing did not have to wait long for her first piece of silverware with her new Club, lifting the 2022 Continental Cup with victory over Chelsea at Plough Lane in March.