Manchester United have signed Nikita Paris, the 2022 European Championship winner, from rival Arsenal in the Women’s Super League.
The 28-year-old striker made two substitute appearances during the England season and made 67 caps with the Lions.
She joined Mark Skinner’s squad after one season with Arsenal, following earlier spells with Everton and Manchester City.
“It’s an incredible feeling to be here,” said Paris, who signed an agreement until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Paris, from Liverpool, won the Champions League with Lyon in 2020 and will now be linked with fellow lionesses Ella Tone, Alicia Russo and Marie Herbs at United.
“It’s been a quiet summer and this is on top of it,” she added. “Manchester United is a historic club making big moves in the WSL and I can’t wait to be a part of it [the club’s] future success.
“With the mentality of winning matches and training, I want to help this team move forward and grow. I’m not the only new signing this summer, which shows the club’s intention to do exactly that. I’m very happy with that. Be here and can’t wait to get started.”
Skinner hopes to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish at the World Series of Poker, which saw the Red Devils narrowly lose to European football.
“Nikita’s winning percentage will be a great addition to our team,” he said.
“It is a proven winner both domestically and internationally and will bring true maturity to the environment.
“Securing a player of Nikita’s caliber reinforces this fantastic club’s ambition for the next season and we look forward to welcoming her into pre-season, after a well-deserved rest!”
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