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Man City Women in talks to sign World Cup winner Abby Dahlkemper


The Manchester City women are in talks with North Carolina Courage over a deal to bring 27-year-old center-back Abby Dahlkemper back to the Academy Stadium.

An integral part of the United States Women’s National Team, Dahlkemper was the only fielder to start every game for her country on her run to 2019 World Cup glory, while also leading Courage to the NWSL title that year as well.

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Dahlkemper has had many recent successes | Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

The defender is currently with the rest of her USWNT teammates at a training camp in Florida, but Sky Sports News says Dahlkemper is currently in talks with City about a move that would see them travel to England once the international period. finished.

The report states that Dahlkemper was offered a “multi-year” contract to move to England, while Meg linehan went into a bit more detail and made it clear that City have offered the defender two and a half years.

If City succeeds in the deal, it would represent another serious signal of intent on the part of Gareth Taylor, who is looking to get their hands on the WSL title for the first time since 2016.

Gareth Taylor
Taylor tries to bring City back to glory | Lewis Storey / Getty Images

City brought in fellow World Cup winner Sam Mewis for Courage in August 2020, and they followed eight days later with a deal to sign another world champion, Rose Lavelle from OL Reign.

They didn’t stop either, bringing in Lyon duo Alex Greenwood and Lucy Bronze, the latter of which was named FIFA’s best female player of 2020 just months after moving to City.

Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Janine Beckie
Dahlkemper could reunite with international teammates Mewis & Lavelle | Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

Despite these huge signings, City find themselves third in the WSL, eight points behind leaders Manchester United with a match underway.

Taylor’s side won a 2-2 draw with United in November, a month after losing 3-1 to defending champions Chelsea, so City are obviously keen to strengthen themselves even further ahead of another title push. of the league.

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