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Deyna joins Manchester City
Manchester City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Venezuelan international Deyna Castellanos on a three-
An incredibly exciting young talent, the 23-
Born in Maracay, Venezuela, the striker spent the formative years of her career with Escuela de Futbol Juan Arango in her homeland, before moving to the United States in 2016 for university, where she spent three years playing for Florida State Seminoles.
Her goalscoring record in the Sunshine State – 48 in 82 appearances -
In 2020, she earned her first professional contract with Atletico Madrid and over two-
Castellanos started representing her country at the age of 14 and won the Golden Boot as the team finished fourth in the 2014 Under-
Called up by their Under-
Netting four times in an 8-
Speaking about her move, she said: “I’m very happy to be a Manchester City player – it is a huge move for myself in my career and I can’t wait for it to begin.
“Looking around at all the facilities here, it is just amazing – I believe that this Club will help to improve me as a player, and I hope that I can help Manchester City too.
“The style of football that the team play was very attractive to me, and I feel as though I can fit in very well here, whilst also being challenged to develop and grow.
“I have chosen the No.10 shirt too as I played with that number in college and scored some great goals wearing it, so hopefully I will be able to create many more good memories with it here at City.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “We’re thrilled to have Deyna on board – she is a player we have admired for a long time and we’re so pleased that we have been able to finally bring her to the Club.
“She is an incredibly exciting player and her inclusion in the FIFA Best shortlist at just 18 speaks volumes about her impact on the game at such a young age and what a talent she is.
“She has a real hunger and desire to be highly successful on the pitch and we’re very much looking forward to working with her over the coming years.”