05 Jul Vicky Losada indicators for Manchester Metropolis from Barcelona on two-year deal
Former Barcelona captain Vicky Losada has joined Manchester Metropolis on a two-year deal, the membership introduced on Monday.
Losada introduced in June that she would go away the Catalan membership after 16 years, calling it “essentially the most troublesome resolution” of her life.
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She led Barca to a treble-winning season this 12 months after securing the Primera Iberdrola, the Champions League and the Copa de la Reina.
“It was very exhausting to me as a result of I have been enjoying for Barca since I used to be 14 years previous. Generally you’re feeling such as you want a change and shut a chapter in my life and when the supply got here from England it made issues simpler for me and likewise profitable the Champions League undoubtedly introduced me the safety to make the choice,” Losada instructed Football4cast about her resolution to maneuver to Metropolis.
“I need to be very trustworthy to you, new women from La Masia got here as much as the team. They have been bringing an excellent degree and I wished to get extra minutes and it wasn’t taking place however I used to be additionally so blissful on the similar time that I used to be all the time serving to the team.
“I simply wished to be extra vital and principally happier after I get up and I’ve to go to the coaching floor. In order that was altering a bit of bit so I had my ideas each night time with myself and in the long run it was the right finish to a 12 months that was unforgettable to me.”
Losada got here via Barca’s academy system La Masia and spent the vast majority of her enjoying profession on the membership.
Nevertheless, she did spend a year-and-a-half with Arsenal within the Girls’s Tremendous League the place she received the league cup and the FA Cup.
She mentioned this time with Arsenal made her longing for a return to the WSL, regardless of her love for her dwelling facet in Spain.
“I mentioned on a regular basis I used to be lacking the English league. All these years, I got here again to Barcelona as a result of it was dwelling for me however I’m so blissful to be coming again to England. It is true that the climate by no means acquired used to that however I feel I am going to be capable of deal with it,” she added.
“I feel it’s a very aggressive league and so they have excellent gamers. Yearly one of the best gamers on the earth not simply English or British gamers need to go to the WSL and likewise I feel the construction, I can see it from right here. We’re lacking a variety of issues within the Spanish league — visibility, TV, followers. I actually suppose they’re doing an enormous job and so they’re taking care of girls’s football.”
Losada leaves Barca with six league titles, one Champions League title, seven Copa de la Reina titles, one Supercopa Femenina title and eight Copa Catalunya titles.