Women's Sport: Caroline Weir signs new Manchester City deal

Manchester City has announced that midfielder Caroline Weir, has signed a new two-year contract with the Women’s Super League club.

Weir joined City from Liverpool in June 2018 and has won both the Women’s FA Cup and League Cup while at the Academy Stadium. 

The 24-year-old began her career at Hibernian, where she came through the youth ranks of the club. She made her debut for the Edinburgh-outfit in May 2011. Upon finishing high school, the midfielder left Scottish football to join Arsenal in July 2013. During her time in North London, she won the 2014 Women’s FA Cup.

After two seasons at the Gunners, Caroline joined Bristol Academy for only six-months. She was signed by Liverpool in January 2016 following Bristol’s relegation for the WSL. During her time in Merseyside, she was named Liverpool’s Player of the Year in 2016. 

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Weir scored a 25-yard winner for the Blues in over rivals Manchester United in the inaugural Manchester derby on 7 September 2019 – the game ended 1-0.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract,” she told the club’s website. I’ve had a really enjoyable first for 18 months and I’m really pleased to have extended my stay here.

“It was definitely an easy decision. I would like to think I’ve improved a lot. It’s a great Club and it really tests you, taking you out of your comfort zone.

“I love Manchester – I love the city – and from day one, I’ve felt at home here. It’s so welcoming and friendly and I’m very settled here.

“I’m looking forward to staying longer, and hopefully, we can continue to go out and compete for trophies.”

She has made 64 appearances for her country, scoring eight goals.

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