Lee Geum-min Joins Manchester City Women on 2-Year Deal

​Manchester City Women have confirmed the signing of South Korean striker Lee Geum-min from Gyeongju KHNP.


Lee impressed at this summer's World Cup, with her flair on show during South Korea's group-stage matches and she has now sealed a move to the Women's Super League with the Citizens.

The deal was initially agreed back in July, but ​City took to their official website to confirm that the move has been completed, noting that the 25-year-old has been handed the number 17 shirt as she follows ​Chelsea's Ji-So Yun and ​West Ham United’s Cho So-Hyun in making the move to England.


On her move, Lee said: “I’m very honoured to be here. Manchester City – the name itself – is very attractive to me and I want to experience the English league. I know there are many good teams in the English league and many good players. I know from my own experience that they are strong, fast and very technical.


“I have watched them at the World Cup and also I know Ji So-yun and Cho So-hyun very well. We talked about English football so many times. They gave me some practical advice as well, especially on what I need to bring and the English language.

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“I’m very excited to be here in Manchester. I like walking and everything is in walking distance. It will be so much better when I speak better English but it’s been really good.

“To my teammates, my coaches, my manager, the fans and everyone involved, I want to be remembered as a good player.

“I will do my best to impress them and have a positive impact. I am very excited to join this team.”

Nick Cushing

City manager Nick Cushing added: “We watched South Korea in the World Cup and we were really impressed by Geum-Min – her ability to go one-v-one against players in the attacking third and her ability to create chances and score goals.


“Initially, we saw her at the World Cup and then we saw a lot of footage from her Club team in South Korea. She’s not only a good player but she has a lot of potential to improve and grow. We think we can help her to do that here at Manchester City."


Source : 90min

Source: 90min