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
— Toni Duggan (@toniduggan) July 6, 2017
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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