Man City midfield star signs new deal to extend stay with WSL club

Yui Hasegawa has signed a contract extension to extend her stay with Manchester City.
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Manchester City have confirmed that Japanese international Yui Hasegawa has signed a two year contract extension at the Women's Super League (WSL) club.

The defensive midfielder has been a revelation for Gareth Taylor's side since joining from West Ham United last summer and has committed her future to the club by agreeing to a new two year extension that will see the player remain with the club until 2027.

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“I am extremely happy. I couldn’t be happier" the 26-year-old told the club's official channel. “One of the biggest reasons I’ve extended is the football style. I love our style. I want to win the league, Champions League and Cup, that’s why I decided to stay here.

“We’ve improved this year and we have built up a lot. I’m so excited because we have a chance to win the league and the cup. I really want to win the league. I want to play in the Champions League, and I want to win it with City. The people are nice, the football is good, I’m so happy to be here" explained Hasegawa.

Head coach Taylor was equally as delighted to secure the player's immediate future, adding: "We’re really pleased that Yui has extended her stay with the Club.

“She’s been top class from the minute she’s come here. She does so much without the ball, her anticipation is brilliant and her quality under pressure is very high. She’s a great girl to work with who has been massively accepted by the rest of the group and is really popular.

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“The impact she has had on and off the pitch is clear to see and we are very happy that Yui will be here until 2027. She’s a great girl to work with who has been massively accepted by the rest of the group and is really popular, and we’re looking forward to seeing what more she can achieve here at City. She’s an incredible talent" said Taylor.

And Hasegawa will have a chance to truly celebrate her contract extension when City face a Manchester derby when they take on Manchester United in the Continental Cup tomorrow night, kick off is scheduled for 7pm.

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