Manchester City star joins Lyon! Fallout from Izzy Christiansen’s departure

After a very fruitful 4 years in Manchester winning the FA Super League, FA Women’s Cup and an incredible two continental cups not to mention winning the 2016 PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the year the English international Izzy Christiansen has joined French side Lyon.


The 26-year-old playmaker, who has been one of the best players in the WSL in the last few years has followed now Barcelona star Toni Duggan moving from Cold Manchester to Sunny France.

In the World of Women’s football Manchester City’s female team, much like their male counterparts are highly successful. Under the guidance of Nick Cushing, an unprecedented era of success has gripped the North West despite a trophyless 2015.

In 110 appearances she has netted 32 times, and that is without mentioning her creative ability. In a statement on the Club’s Website, Manchester City stated: “All at Manchester City thank Izzy for her contribution over the past four years and wish her the best of luck with her new experience.”

The move to Lyon is no shock, for one former City team-mate, defender Lucy Bronze has been plying her trade in France since joining in 2017. Where she aided Lyon to win a third successive Champions League title in May.

When it comes to the Women’s Champions League Lyon reign supreme, so it is no surprise that Christiansen has joined the French outfit. Meanwhile, in the French League Lyon finished an incredible 10 points above PSG.

It is no surprise that Izzy Christiansen, who is now 26-year-old is departing the Etihad.  Players will always crave new challenges, winning trophies and new experience, and Christiansen could be set to do that in France.


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Lewis Holman
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