Manchester United sign NWSL goalkeeper for record breaking deal

Manchester United have completed the signing of NWSL OL Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce on a permanent deal for £100,000 mark.

The 26-year-old breaks the world transfer record for a goalkeeper with the £100,000 fee.

Tullis-Joyce will now compete with first-choice goalkeeper Mary Earps, who was subject to Arsenal interest this summer. The England international could see her contract expire next summer, although it is understood that United want her to stay.

Speaking about her transfer to United, Tullis-Joyce told club media: “Today has been pure excitement for me. Manchester United is such an historic club, that has already done so much in the women’s game. I’m so honoured to get this opportunity.”

The women’s team head coach Marc Skinner added: “Phallon joins us at an exciting time for Manchester United Women, as we embark on our first European season. We are delighted to welcome Phallon to our family. Phallon has a wonderful array of talents, and we look forward to seeing her growth at Manchester United.”

Regardless of what happens with Earps a year from now, United have strengthened their goalkeeping ranks by signing Tullis-Joyce.

She joins Irene Guerrero and Gabby George by joining the Reds on deadline day.

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