Isobel Christiansen extends City stay

The England international has penned a new deal at the CFA stadium.

Isobel Christiansen extends City stay

Manchester City midfielder Isobel Christiansen has signed an undisclosed contract with the club, ahead of the upcoming season.

Midfielder has featured for City's rivals

She began her career at Manchester United and Everton's youth academy before she made her debut for the latter, where she played in the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time.

Christiansen moved to Birmingham City Ladies in 2009, spending five years there before signing for Manchester City Women in 2014. She scored the only goal of the game in the 2014 FA WSL Continental Cup final against Arsenal and played a key part in City's successful league campaign in 2015.

She made her senior debut against Estonia in the Euro 2017 qualifiers, scoring the fifth goal in an 8-0 win for England.

An easy decision

The 24-year-old, who will play her third season in blue, said that it was an "easy decision" and she was "proud of the achievements" the club has made.

She said that being part of the club's project from the beginning was "special" to her and praised the current crop of players at the club, saying she wanted to "move forward with them."

She also believes the club could "achieve great things in the future" and also said that she could see the quality in the team, having trained with the players every day.

Christiansen revealed that she worked hard to earn her first senior cap with the national team and was "inspired" by every kick, taken by the Lionesses at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

She also said that England's success at the World Cup pushed her on to become part of the team.

Manchester City have made a number of signings including Jane Ross, Marie Hourihan, Kosovare Asllani and Megan Campbell, while Nikita Parris made her move from Everton permanent. They play Liverpool in the FA Women's Cup on Saturday before hosting Notts County in the FA WSL in midweek.

The midfielder was delighted to continue with City (photo: mcfc)
The midfielder was delighted to continue with City (photo: mcfc)