Manchester United sign Spanish international Ona Batlle on a two-year deal

Batlle, left, has signed for United
Batlle, left, has signed for United (SIPA USA/PA Images)
13:07pm, Mon 13 Jul 2020
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Manchester United have signed Spanish full-back Ona Batlle on a two-year deal.

She is joining at the end of her contract with Spanish club Levante, having previously played for Madrid Club de Fútbol and Barcelona.

Batlle also made her debut for Spain in 2019 and has earned five caps so far.

She said: “It’s an honour and a pleasure to sign for Manchester United, to work with Casey and be a part of this team is a fantastic opportunity. 

"To have the chance to come over to play in England and really push myself as a player is very exciting. I can’t wait to meet my new team-mates and help to contribute to as much success as I can.”

United’s manager Casey Stoney said it was ‘fantastic’ to have signed Batlle.

“Ona is an exciting young full-back with fantastic pace and a real attacking mindset, her style of play fits perfectly with the philosophy we have at the club,” she said. 

"She is a hard worker and broke into the senior Spain side last year which shows the talent she possesses and I know she will have a great impact for us. It’s fantastic to have Ona join the club and we’re looking forward to working with her.”

This latest signing comes after United also bagged England international Lucy Staniforth last week.

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