Barcelona sign Ellie Roebuck

Ellie Roebuck signs with FC Barcelona Credit: FC Barcelona Women X

Barcelona has signed the Manchester City goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck on a free transfer, as announced by the club’s official website on June 19.

The 24-year-old has joined the four-time Champion’s League winners on a two-year contract after the expiration of her contract with City, which will keep her in Spain until 2026.

Trophy Success at Manchester City

During her time with the English club, Roebuck won seven domestic trophies and was part of the squad that held all three domestic titles between 2016 and 2017.

The English player  also received the 2019-2020 Golden Glove award, for her performance in Manchester City’s first league title win in 2016, in addition to winning the FA Cup and League Cup three times with the club.

New Chapter Begins at Barcelona

Roebuck expressed her enthusiasm for the move in an interview with Barcelona’s official website: “I am very excited. I’d been waiting for this chance for a long time. I’m very happy to be here. You could say that now everything fits and this was the perfect time to come.”

She said she is grateful for this new opportunity and that there is “nowhere better” to live this new experience than in Barcelona.

“I like to play with the ball at my feet and this is the perfect team to do that with. I enjoy possession and playing out from the back, so I hope to contribute my style,” said Roebuck.

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Talyta Franca

Talyta Franca, Class 2026, Northwestern University in Qatar.