Danish defender Mie Jans joined City on 1 July from Brondby IF, having played against the Blues in the 2016/17 Champions League campaign.
The Denmark international – admired for her strength, tactical awareness and positional nous – caught the eye of Nick Cushing over two legs in the last 16 stage.
Jans was equally impressed with City – in particular the Club’s professionalism – and felt an immediate desire to join the 2016 double-winning champions.
Although she admits moving to England proved a huge decision, she is relishing the prospect of a new challenge.
Jans began her career at Dragør Boldklub before moving to Brondby’s academy. She made her senior debut for Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold (BSF) in 2012.
Two years later, she returned to Brondby, where she enjoyed domestic success and gained plenty of Champions League experience, including a semi-final appearance in 2015.
She represents her country at senior level, having made her debut in November 2013.
Striving to become the best she can be, the defender is excited to be working under a manager who shares her winning mentality and eagerness to improve.
In terms of her immediate and long-term hopes, Jans explained she wishes to slot in to her new side quickly, before pushing for a starting spot and ultimately, claiming silverware.