Official: Manchester United sign West Ham forward

Adriana Leon Manchester United
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Manchester United Women have signed West Ham forward Adriana Leon on a contract running until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Adriana Leon joins Manchester United after making 59 appearances for West Ham in three-and-a-half seasons with the London club and scoring 13 goals.

After completing her move to Manchester United, Adriana said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to join this historic football club. To be the first Canadian female player to play for Manchester United fills me with immense pride and excitement.

“I can’t wait to join this talented group and put on the famous red jersey.”

Manchester United Women head coach Marc Skinner added: “Adriana is a player that will excite our fans and offer valuable experience both on and off the field.

“I was extremely impressed with Adriana’s character, as she expressed confidence and fearlessness when we discussed her coming to Manchester United.

“Her flexibility to play in multiple positions effectively, while attacking and defending one-on-one duels with ferocity, will add excellent variety to our continuously developing team.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Adriana as we journey towards future success.”

Adriana has 81 senior caps for Canada and was a key part of the Olympic Gold-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

She has 23 international goals for Canada and sits in the top 10 of Canada’s all-time leading goalscorers.