It has been talked about for a long time, but now it’s finally official.
The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) club Manchester United have announced the signing of US Women’s National Team (USWNT) star, winger Tobin Heath on a season-long deal, subject to obtaining a work permit.
The 32-year-old Heath will be the second club she plays for in Europe since she made two spells with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 and 2014. The last seven years she has belonged to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club Portland Thorns.
🦅 The eagle has landed.
— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) September 9, 2020
Tobin has made 168 appearances for USWNT scoring 33 goals since her senior debut in 2008. She has participated in three Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016) where she won the 2008 and 2012 editions and three World Cups (2011, 2015, 2019) where she won the two latter and was the runner-up in 2011. That’s just a few of the honours, team or individual, Heath has managed to acquire during her successful career.
About the move to England and the FA WSL club Manchester United, she said:
“Manchester United is an exceptional club and I’m thrilled to be joining them. I’m looking forward to the challenge of competing in England, playing with and against some of the best players in the world. I have big ambitions for this season and can’t wait to get on the pitch with my new team and start this next chapter.”
Manchester United Head Coach Casey Stoney said about the star signing:
We are all excited to have Tobin join the club; she is an outstanding player who brings a wealth of experience to the squad. She is extremely skilful and possesses so much quality on the ball; her speed and intelligence in one vs one situations will be a real asset that will push the team forward this season, and I can’t wait to see her make her mark on the league..
(…) Tobin’s many accolades and trophies also show that she is a proven winner and I’m looking forward to seeing her have a real impact in the squad