WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Dzsenifer Marozsan #10 of Germany controls the ball in the first half against England during the 2017 SheBelieves Cup at RFK Stadium on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (The FA via Getty Images)

Manchester City’s hopes of landing midfielder dealt a blow with immigration rule change

Manchester City’s hopes of landing German international midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan have been dealt a blow with Coronavirus immigration restrictions having been relaxed for professional athletes travelling to the United States.

The 28-year-old Budapest-born midfielder is set to leave current side Lyon this summer with a whole host of clubs thought to be chasing her signature.

Manchester City are one of the clubs believed to have put an offer on the table for Marozsan, however, it is National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Utah Royals who are thought to be favourites to land the player this summer.

It had previously been reported that City’s hopes of signing Marozsan may have increased due to the restrictions on travel to the United States as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, however, The Philadelphia Inquirer have now confirmed that those restrictions will be relaxed for both male and female professional athletes, allowing Marozsan free movement to America should she opt to seal a move to Utah Royals.

Marozsan joined current club Lyon from German side 1. FFC Frankfurt in summer 2016 and the player has gone on to win French Division 1 Feminine and UEFA Women’s Champions League doubles in each of the last three seasons. The midfielder also lifted European football’s greatest prize with former club 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2014/2015.

The player is yet to test herself in the American National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and she is likely to be tempted by Utah Royals’ offer.

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