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England midfielder Katie Walsh has left Manchester City to join Spanish giants Barcelona.

Continue with WireScroll IMAGO / Sports Press Photographer It’s safe to say she had a fantastic time in Manchester. ZUMA / IMAGO Walsh was a key member of the England team that won the Euros this summer. The club will now be desperate to find a replacement for the midfielder by tomorrow’s WSL deadline. The Walsh fee has surpassed Chelsea’s previous record of £250k paid to sign Pernille Harder from Wolfsburg in 2020. Given her passion for Spanish football, it’s not surprising that Walsh was eager to join Barcelona when she was informed of their interest. The England international won eight trophies with City, including one women’s Super League title, four League Cups, and three FA Cups. The fee for bringing the Lionesses star to Camp Nou is not officially disclosed, but it is thought to be a world-record fee of £400,000. Walsh leaves The Cityzens after an eight-year stint in which she made 211 appearances in all competitions and scored 11 goals. The Lionesses midfielder started every game and had three assists during the tournament, including an exquisite pass over the top of Germany’s defense to assist Ella Toone in the final. Continue Reading City have already lost a number of key players this summer, including Georgia Stanway, Lucy Bronze (who Walsh will join at Barcelona), Caroline Weir, and Ellen White, who retired after the Euros victory. UEFA Champions League Manchester City News: Pep Guardiola Explains Why Manchester City Didn’t Beat Aston Villa Walsh had turned down several offers from the Catalan club over the summer, but a move seemed inevitable given the player’s desire to join the club and the fact she was in the final year of her contract. Manchester City vs. Sevilla | Live Stream | UK & USA | Walsh has been a City fan since she was a child, but she has always had a love for Spanish football, with the Spanish style inspiring her as a child, which is partly due to her having family in the country and playing football in Spain as a child while visiting them. Manchester City will never be the same as Manchester United. Gary Neville says Lavia, Romeo Twitter Reactions to Manchester City’s Aston Villa Draw Chelsea Makes £50 Million Bid For Ex-Manchester City Player As Villa and City share the points, Leon Bailey cancels out another Erling Haaland goal.

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