Oshoala Joins Chinese Club Dalian Quanjian

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*World Player of the Year, Lloyd, joins Man City Ladies

Nigeria winger, Asisat Oshoala, has left Women’s Super League One club Arsenal Ladies to join Chinese side Dalian Quanjian.

The 22-year-old won the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year Award in 2015 before joining Arsenal from Liverpool.

She helped the Gunners win the Women’s FA Cup at Wembley in May 2016 and was recently awarded the African Women’s Player of the Year Award.

Oshoala was part of the Nigerian senior women’s team, the Super Falcons that won the African Women’s Nations Cup in Cameroon late last year. She also played for Falcons at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Meanwhile, English league champions, Manchester City Women, have signed World Cup-winner and FIFA World Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd, on a short-term deal.

The United States midfielder, 34, has scored 96 goals in 232 international appearances, including a 13-minute hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final.

She joins the Women’s Super League One club for the 2017 Spring Series, which begins in April and ends on 3 June.

Her deal also includes City’s Women’s Champions League and FA Cup campaigns.

Nick Cushing’s side face Danish champions Fortuna Hjorring in March’s Champions League quarter-final, after entering the FA Cup at the fifth-round stage on 19 March.

US captain Lloyd becomes the third American player to move to an English club this winter, after winger Crystal Dunn’s move to Chelsea Ladies and midfielder Heather O’Reilly’s switch to Arsenal.