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Toni Duggan signs for FC Barcelona from Man City

July 6, 2017 in News, Transfers

Toni Duggan

Toni Duggan signs for FC Barcelona from Man City

FC Barcelona has announced the signing of England international Toni Duggan on a two-year deal.

The 25-year old striker, joins the Spanish club with immediate effect until 30 June 2019.

Toni Duggan has been with English FA WSL 1 club Manchester City for the last four seasons, she is currently with the England squad preparing for the European Championships in the Netherlands.

Toni said on the official club website:

“For me, FC Barcelona is the biggest club in the world and naturally I wanted to come here and be part of it. I have had a lot of success in England but I want to have even more. I think I need another trophy in my list and I know that Barça’s ambition is to win the Champions League – this is my goal too. “I am really looking forward to the new season, it’s going to be a new challenge for me but one that I will relish. Obviously, FC Barcelona are known worldwide for playing attractive football and I think it will suit my style. After seeing the facilities and meeting the people here I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

“It was particularly great to meet Fran Sánchez. I have read all about him and his fantastic CV. Coming into the women’s team, playing for Fran and learning from his experiences will be a real honour.

“I am looking to learn as much as I can from the manager, coaching staff and all the team. Fran has been at the club for a long time in the past so he knows the Barça style and the way, it’s something that I have fully bought into.

“Barça have grown a lot in recent years, particularly in women’s football. I am very confident that together we can take it to the next level. The club have made their intentions very clear with their signings over the years.

“On a personal level, I am a striker and I obviously want to score goals. I like to be in the box. But, creating chances is also very important to me, as is working for my team-mates on the pitch and with the whole team generally.

“I like Luis Suárez and his style of play. I’m from Liverpool and grew up as a Liverpool fan so he has obviously been a great role model for me. His style of play is like he’s just playing with his mates in the streets sometimes. I love that style and that’s the way I try to be too. Hopefully I can bring to the women’s team what he’s brought to the men’s team.”

Toni Duggan on Twitter

Duggan has a powerful shot and great skill and has stunned the world with some fantastic finishes.

Toni Duggan is no stranger to scoring spectacular goals

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2 responses to Toni Duggan signs for FC Barcelona from Man City

  1. WSU said on July 6, 2017

    I agree with you about following their dreams, it sounds like an exciting opportunity. We have recently seen a lot of growth in women’s football in Spain, which looks to be continuing.

    That would be fantastic if they are drawn together in the Champions League!

  2. Good luck to Toni Duggan at FC Barcelona. Players have got to follow their dreams – they may only get one chance.

    Hope to see TD and FC Barcelona at the Academy Stadium next season in the Champions League.

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