Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw joins Manchester City on three-year deal

Jamaican striker Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw has joined Manchester City on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old scored a staggering 24 goals in her 21 games across all competitions with Bordeaux last year and finished as the D1F's top scorer.

She is a regular feature for her national team and there, too, has a record of more than one goal a game – 42 in 30 appearances.

Her deal, which will keep her at the Academy Stadium until the summer of 2024, is subject to a work visa and international clearance being obtained.

Bunny Shaw is a City fan

Speaking after penning the deal, Shaw revealed that she is a fan of the club and has familial ties to the city: “It feels amazing to be a Manchester City player. I chose this Club because I want to be a part of the environment, the culture and to play for this amazing team.

“I want to be tested and there is so much experience in the team here, so I know I will learn a lot from everybody around me.

“I grew up as a City fan, and I even have some family members who live in Manchester – when I told them about my move, they were so happy and excited.

“I’ve always watched the English game and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to be a part of – the Barclays FAWSL is growing and developing tremendously, and I feel as though this is the perfect move for me.”

The club's reaction

Head Coach Gareth Taylor lauded her qualities in front of goal as a key reason for signing her: "We're delighted to welcome Khadija to Manchester City. She's a very talented young player and we're pleased that we've been able to add her to our already productive forward line.

"She's enjoyed a successful couple of years in France with Bordeaux and the fact that she finished as the league's top scorer this past campaign speaks volumes about the calibre of player that she is.

"Her form on the international stage is incredibly impressive too and we're very much looking forward to working with her over the coming seasons."

City managing director Gavin Makel added: “Khadija is one of the most exciting up and coming talents within the women's game.

“Her goalscoring record over the last couple of seasons is up there with some of the best in the world and we hope that she will continue that in the sky blue of Manchester City.”

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