Arsenal Women have confirmed the signing of England international Nikita Parris from Lyon for a club-record fee.The deal for the 27-year-old striker is value as much as £86,000, with £67,000 being paid up entrance and the remaining in bonuses.
Parris is at the moment getting ready to compete within the Tokyo Olympics with Team GB and can be a part of up with the Gunners in pre-season.Prior to leaving Manchester City for France, she held the report because the all-time main scorer within the Women’s Super League with 49 targets.She additionally received the 2016 league title, the 2016 and 2018/19 Women’s Super League Cup, in addition to the 2016/17 and 2018/19 Women’s FA Cup.
On signing for Arsenal, she advised the membership’s official web site: “I’m very comfortable to be right here. Arsenal has an unbelievable historical past and I need to be part of this.
“I need to obtain all home titles and compete within the Champions League right here. I’m comfortable to be again within the WSL which has grown and improved a lot since I left.”
Parris was named the FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2019 and was included in The Guardian’s checklist of The 100 Best Female Footballers In The World in 2018 and 2019.She received the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League throughout her time at Lyon, in addition to the 2020 Coupe de France Feminine, the 2019 Trophee des Championnes, and the 2019 Women’s International Champions Cup.Parris additionally performed a key function for England as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017 and achieved a fourth-place end on the 2019 Women’s World Cup.Her six targets throughout World Cup qualification ranked first inside UEFA nations and secured England’s place on the prime event.Parris additionally helped England win their first SheBelieves Cup in 2019 and might be competing within the Tokyo Olympics subsequent month.
Parris received the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League throughout her time at Lyon
New Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall added: “I’m very happy to have signed Nikita and add to our sturdy strike power.”She is a gifted participant and has a winners mentality and I’m wanting ahead to working along with her as soon as she returns from the Olympics.”Meanwhile, Lyon stay eager on signing Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and have been in discussions this summer season. The French membership are additionally attempting to safe the providers of USA midfielder Lindsay Horan.Arsenal face Okzhetpes in Champions LeagueArsenal will face Kazakhstan’s Okzhetpes within the first qualifying spherical of the new-look Women’s Champions League.The Gunners, who completed third within the Women’s Super League final time period, are scheduled to play the match on August 18 in what might be their first aggressive outing beneath Eidevall.The winners of the competition will then face the victors of PSV Eindhoven vs Lokomotiv Moscow three days later in one of many first qualifying spherical ‘finals’.Follow the summer season switch window with Sky SportsYou possibly can comply with all the most recent switch information and rumours in our devoted Transfer Centre weblog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, in addition to retaining observe of all of the developments on Sky Sports News.