Jamaican striker Khadija Shaw signed for City on a three-year deal, subject to work visa and international clearance, in June 2021.
The 24-year-old, better 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.
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 in that fixture.
Since then, she has recorded an impressive 42 goals in 30 appearances for the Reggae Girlz – making her their all-time leading goalscorer - including a brace against new teammate Caroline Weir’s Scotland side in a friendly at Hampden Park in May 2019.
Ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season meanwhile, Shaw will make her first move into the English game and will don the #21 shirt.