Manchester United Women are close to completing the signing of England international Nikita Parris from WSL rivals Arsenal.
A deal with Arsenal was agreed before this summer’s European Championships and personal terms have also been sorted, and a move could be completed as soon as this week.
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Parris joined Arsenal last summer after two seasons at Lyon, where she won the Champions League, but only made one start and scored just one WSL goal for the Gunners as they finished in second, a point behind champions Chelsea.
United finished 14 points behind WSL champions last season and hope the signing of Parris help Marc Skinner’s side bridge the gap in their quest for a maiden top-flight title.
A move to Manchester United would provide Parris with the chance to draw a line under her struggles to establish a regular starting role under Jonas Eidevall at Arsenal and further strengthen her claim to retain her place in Sarina Wiegman’s squad for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.