German forward Pauline Bremer signed for City on a two-year deal in August 2017.
The 23-year-old joined Nick Cushing’s side from Lyon in 2017, in a deal that saw right-back Lucy Bronze switch to the French club.
A prolific, hard-working and technically gifted individual, Bremer was dubbed ‘a star in the making’ at a young age and despite her youth, moves to Manchester, boasting an already-glittering CV.
The striker hopes to enjoy further success with the reigning domestic treble holders, whose professionalism and desire impressed her when Cushing’s side met Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals in April.
Bremer’s career began with SVG Göttingen 07 at youth level before she penned a senior contract with one of the country’s most successful sides 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in 2012.
Within months, she made her Bundesliga debut. During a three-year spell, she made 54 appearances, netting 15 goals, whilst helping the Club to consecutive DFB-Hallenpokal successes – and attracting the attention of Lyon.
In 2015, upon completing her secondary school education, she signed a two-year deal with the French outfit where she bagged 16 goals as Lyon clinched two Division 1, two Coupe de France and two Champions League titles.
Whilst her time in France will be fondly remembered, Bremer feels the timing was right for her to seek a new challenge and fulfil her ambition of becoming a recognised and lethal striker.
At international level, Bremer has also enjoyed plenty of glory, lifting the Under-17s European Championship and U20 World Cup – in which she netted five and created six assists. She also claimed the Golden Boot at the U19s Euros, scoring six times.
She was introduced to Germany’s first team set-up as a teenager, making her debut as a substitute on her 18th birthday, replacing Celia Sasic against Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier. Her first start for the senior squad heralded a hat-trick against Hungary.
The striker hopes to earn a regular starting place for her country. Bremer bagged her first City goal in a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Everton with a brave header but sadly suffered a deep fracture in her right leg in the same game.
She made her return to action midway through the 2018/19 campaign and scored her first goal since her injury in the 3-0 FA Cup win over Watford.
The German international signed a contract extension with the Club in April 2019 and was on the bench for City's 3-0 win FA Women's Cup final win over West Ham.