Yui Hasegawa has left West Ham United to sign for Women’s Super League side Manchester City. The midfielder has signed a two year contract with the Citizens.
The Japanese international has been snapped up by the Lancashire side. After a sole impressive season in London.
She arrives at the Academy Stadium after stints with Tokyo Verdy Beleza, Milan, and West Ham.
City announced: “Manchester City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Japanese international midfielder Yui Hasegawa from West Ham United on a three-year deal.”
Speaking about her move, she said: “It has been a big dream of mine to come to Manchester City to play football, so I am very happy to be here.
“When I played against City last season, I really liked the team’s playing style, so when I got this opportunity, I immediately wanted to join the club.
“People see me as an attacking player, but I also want to be known for my defending and unpredictability. I may be small, but I am strong, and I want to show that.
“I’d like to create as many goals and assists as possible for the team this season to help us to hopefully enjoy a lot of success.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re really pleased to have been able to bring Yui on board – she’s a very gifted player and one we have admired for a while now.
“She has a lot of experience under her belt including a year already in the Barclays WSL, and we believe she will fit very nicely in with our style of play and the talented squad we already have here at City.
“We’re very much looking forward to working with Yui over the coming seasons and seeing her make her mark in a Manchester City shirt.”