Kosovare  Asllani

Kosovare Asllani

29 July 1989, Kristianstad
Joined City
22 January 2016
Kosovare  Asllani

Swedish international Kosovare Asllani joined City in January 2016.

The 26-year-old hot-shot has signed for the Club until the end of the 2017 season, having featured most recently for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Skilful and quick with Champions League experience and having made 80 appearances for her national team, the striker has drawn comparisons with superstar and compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and she's looking forward to showing what she can do in the FA WSL.

Though born of Kosovar-Albanian descent, 'Kosse' represents the Swedish national team, as she was born in Kristianstad, after her parents migrated.

She grew up with two passions - football and ice hockey - but opted to pursue a career in the former. At 15 years old, she joined Vimmerby IF and netted an astounding 49 goals in 48 games, attracting interest from several top-flight sides.

In 2007, she signed for Damallsvenskan outfit Linköpings FC, becoming a first-team regular the following season.

She went on to help the Club to its first league title, plus the Svenska Cupen, before realising her dream of visiting the USA when Chicago Red Stars snapped her up in December.

After a year in the States, Asllani returned to Linköpings, who were competing in the Champions League. The striker found the net in the competition with goals against Sparta Prague and Arsenal, but a thigh injury hampered her campaign and she moved to her hometown side for a season.

It wasn't long until Europe's elite would come calling for Kosse, and the forward signed for PSG in 2012. Her debut campaign heralded 17 goals in 19 appearances, and she would go on to net 45 times in all competitions for the French outfit.

Driven, dedicated and eager to improve, the striker has often expressed her desire to be the best in the world, and hopes her past experiences can benefit the Blues.

With plenty of experience in Europe's top competition, Asllani believes City have what it takes to compete at the highest level.

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