England defender Greenwood signs Man City as Wiegman targets World Cup glory

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Manchester City’s Alex Greenwood has penned a three-year contract extension, fixing her future ahead of next year’s World Cup.

The 29-year-old, who signed for City in 2020, has agreed to extend her stay at the club until June 2026.

Greenwood, a member of England’s Euro-winning squad under Sarina Wiegman earlier this year, has made 80 appearances for City.

“Feeling settled at a club for me is so important,” she told the club’s official website. “I just love being here.”

“I have a really good relationship with Gareth, and the way he wants us to play marries up exactly with how I want to. It’s the perfect match for me.”

“We just want to keep winning football matches and trophies, which is what we expect of ourselves here. It’s an exciting time to be at City.”

Greenwood’s secure future will prove one less distraction for her and hands a boost to the Lionesses, who will hope to replicate European success on the world stage in 2023.

Having lost the 2019 World Cup final with the Netherlands, boss Wiegman is looking to go one better next year, though she knows the greatest performance of a lifetime can still fall short.

“If you play your best game, like the England men did against France, [it could] be a win, could be a tie, could be a defeat,” she told The Guardian.

“But you can be proud of yourself because you played at your highest level. You’re going to be devastated by not winning, but at the end you can be proud because you did everything that’s in your control.

“That’s how I approach it. Don’t always think of the result. We’re not going to a World Cup just to play, we’re going there to win.”

The World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand in July and August.



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