Thursday 06 July 2017, 12:44

England striker Duggan joins Barcelona

England striker Toni Duggan has joined Barcelona from Women’s Super League outfit Manchester City Women.

The 25-year-old, who was part of the Lionesses team that won bronze at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, becomes the first English player to join the Spanish side since Gary Lineker in 1986.

Duggan netted 31 goals in 74 apperances for City, where she won the Women’s Super League, Women’s FA Cup and also helped the Blues to the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

"For me, FC Barcelona is the biggest club in the world and I wanted to come here and be part of it," said Duggan. "I have had a lot of success in England and I’m looking forward to more. I think I need another trophy in my list and I know that Barça's ambition is to win the Champions League - this is my goal too.

"I am really looking forward to the new season, it’s going to be a new challenge for me but one that I will relish."

The Liverpool-born striker is currently preparing for the UEFA Women’s EURO with England. The Lionesses begin their Netherlands 2017 campaign against rivals Scotland in Utrecht on 19 July.