Update: 8:45AM EST
That did not take long to go official:
Herzlich willkommen in München, @StanwayGeorgia! ⚪— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) May 17, 2022
✍️ Die #FCBayern Frauen verpflichten die englische Nationalspielerin Georgia Stanway von Manchester City.
️ Alle Infos: https://t.co/s06IIElgcP#FCBFrauen #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/wdV1PjJZmB
Welcome to Munich, @StanwayGeorgia!
The #FCBayern Women sign England international Georgia Stanway from Manchester City.
“Honestly, I’m so excited! It just feels right. It feels great to now be able to share the news and my excitement with the world. I can’t wait to get started and play for such a well-known club,” said Stanway per FCBayern.com. “It just felt right from the very first conversation. I was absolutely convinced and my instinct told me that I belonged here. FC Bayern has very big ambitions and I really admire that.”
Bayern Munich Frauen sporting director Bianca Rech was thrilled to get Stanway.
“We are very happy about Georgia’s signing. She is a very flexible, dangerous player and is also characterized by her mentality. It’s also a big sign and a positive signal for the league that an English player has decided to join Germany and FC Bayern,” said Rech.
Bayern Munich have agreed terms with Manchester City midfielder Georgia Stanway. The England international has agreed an initial two-year contract with the Bundesliga runners-up with the move expected to be officially confirmed later this week.
Stanway’s contract with City expires at the end of next month and she is expected to join up with Bayern after the Women’s Euro Championships where she will be part of the Lionesses squad.
The 23-year-old has been with City since she was 16, spending seven years at the club since making her debut in 2015, scoring 57 goals in 165 appearances. She enjoyed a memorable breakthrough season in 2015-16 by winning City’s Rising Star award after the club won the Women’s Super League and League Cup.
The Athletic’s Adam Crafton first reported the news yesterday as well:
Georgia Stanway stunned #mcfc by deciding to leave for Bayern:— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) May 17, 2022
City made a belated offer to renew when talks began in late 2021 but she was left with impression she may not be central to club’s plans
Rivals showed interest as far back as last Augusthttps://t.co/14VhKotn2B
Stanway said her official goodbye to Manchester City as well via Twitter: