Manchester United have announced defender Ona Batlle is to leave the Women’s Super League club and sign for Barcelona on the completion of her contract at the end of the month.
The 24-year-old Spain international joined United in the summer of 2020 after leaving Levante and went on to make 77 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring three goals.
She was included in the Professional Footballers’ Association WSL team of the year for 2022-23 after an impressive campaign in which she helped United achieve their best finish in the division of second. United were also FA Cup runners-up.
The news comes three days on from United announcing England forward Alessia Russo, also on a contract that is coming to an end this month, is to depart the club.
Batlle, who came through the Barcelona youth set-up and played for their B team, is returning to the recently crowned European champions on a deal to 2026.
She played for Spain at Euro 2022 in England and has been included in the provisional squad for this summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Published: by Radio NewsHub