After much speculation, Barclays FA Women’s Super League side Manchester City have today confirmed that United States international Sam Mewis has joined the club on a permanent deal from National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) powerhouse North Carolina Courage.
The move had been mooted for some time with rumours going around that the midfielder would be moving across the Atlantic following the completion of the NWSL Challenge Cup.
The 27-year-old has been an integral part of the United States side for several years making 67 appearances and scoring 18 goals in that time, helping the team lift their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup last summer.
Mewis has been given the number 22 shirt by Manchester City who confirmed the deal via their official website earlier today.
Speaking about her move to official club media channels, the midfielder said “The opportunity came along at a really great time – as soon as I heard about the chance of coming to play for Manchester City, I was immediately interested.
“The club is one of the best in the world and I’ve heard such good things about the women’s side as a whole and the incredible facilities.”
Mewis is Manchester City’s second signing of the summer transfer window following the addition of England international Chloe Kelly. The former Everton forward finished fourth in the race for the Golden Boot and will be a more than an adequate replacement for the outgoing Pauline Bremer. City’s latest signing Mewis’ international teammate Rose Lavelle has also been heavily linked with a move to The Academy Stadium along with Lionesses Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood so manager Gareth Taylor may continue to be busy in the transfer market this month.