Manchester United Women have signed Canadian international Adriana Leon from West Ham. The club announced: “Manchester United Women are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian international Adriana Leon on a contract running until the end of the 2023/24 season.
“Adriana makes the switch to the North West from West Ham United, where she spent three-and-a-half seasons with the East London side, making 59 appearances and scoring 13 goals. The versatile forward has 81 senior caps for Canada and was a key part of the Olympic Gold-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.”
On signing, Adriana said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to join this historic football club. To be the first Canadian female player to play for Manchester United fills me with immense pride and excitement.
Marc Skinner added: “Adriana is a player that will excite our fans and offer valuable experience both on and off the field.
“I was extremely impressed with Adriana’s character, as she expressed confidence and fearlessness when we discussed her coming to Manchester United.
“Her flexibility to play in multiple positions effectively, while attacking and defending one-on-one duels with ferocity, will add excellent variety to our continuously developing team.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with Adriana as we journey towards future success.”