Kerstin Casparij: Man Metropolis signal Dutch defender to interchange Barcelona-bound Lucy Bronze


Manchester Metropolis have secured the signing of Dutch worldwide¬†Kerstin Casparij from FC Twente – and the right-back isn’t fazed by the prospect of turning into Lucy Bronze’s alternative on the membership.

Casparij has signed a three-year contract with Gareth Taylor’s squad and has been given the No 2 shirt lately vacated by England worldwide Bronze – who left for Barcelona on the finish of her contract this summer season.

Metropolis’s new signing was a part of the Netherlands squad that acquired to the quarter-finals of the Girls’s European Championship and can be part of up along with her new membership for pre-season coaching subsequent week – and he or she revealed her pleasure to Sky Sports activities Information about shifting to Manchester.

Kerstin Casparij in her new Metropolis colors

“Gareth and I had been on the identical web page of our fashion of play and what that might imply for me without any consideration again,” she mentioned. “Enjoying the Manchester Metropolis manner subsequent yr simply will get me very, very joyful.

“I acquired a really feel for the membership once I was there for the medical. It appears like dwelling and persons are genuinely good. I am unable to wait to name it dwelling for the subsequent couple of years.”

Casparij’s right-back predecessor Bronze spent the final two years again in Manchester, turning into the primary defender and English participant to win the 2020 FIFA’s Finest Girls’s Participant of the 12 months award whereas contracted to the Girls’s Tremendous League membership.

France's Kadidiatou Diani vies for the ball with Netherlands' Kerstin Casparij
Casparij represented the Netherlands at Euro 2022

However the 21-year-old isn’t feeling any stress about dwelling as much as the expectations left behind by Bronze.

“It is an honour that they need to signal me to take over from Lucy and he or she’s an unbelievable participant,” the Dutch worldwide added. “She’s an unbelievable individual as effectively and a Manchester Metropolis legend.

“It is fairly massive sneakers to fill however I do not really feel the stress. I really feel the arrogance they’ve in me and I will be doing her justice.”

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