Manchester United have signed defender Maya Le Tissier from Barclays Women’s Super League rival Brighton for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old, who holds the record for the most WSL appearances by a teenager (53), has agreed a three-year deal with United.
She has represented England at under-23 level and was previously captain of her country’s under-17 team.
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“It’s very special for me to come to a club like Manchester United,” he told his new club’s website.
“The ambition and values of the club suit me as a person and it is a very exciting project that I want to be a part of.
“Today is a very proud moment for me and I can’t wait to put on the famous red jersey.”
Guernsey-born Le Tissier played 73 times, scoring twice, over four years with the Seagulls.
United manager Marc Skinner said: “The signing of Maya is a continuing sign of the ambition of this football club.
“Maya is a player that we have been monitoring for a while and, as expected, she is becoming one of the brightest young players in the country.”
Brighton manager Hope Powell told her club’s website: “Maya is one of the best young players in the WSL and we are very sorry to see her go. It has been a privilege to play an integral role in her development.
“We wish him the best at Manchester United.”