Barcelona agreed a world record with Manchester City for midfielder Kyra Walsh.
Walsh is now free to discuss terms and arrange a medical examination with the club.
There is slight guesswork on the potential fee, with some sources putting it at around £350,000 and others suggesting the deal will be more in the long run.
The previous world record is believed to be Pernell Harder’s £300,000 transfer to Chelsea from Wolfsburg in September 2020. However, US deals do include assignment and trading asset fees, so the final fee has not been disclosed.
Man City reluctantly agreed to sell Walsh after turning down multiple offers from Barcelona this summer. Walsh is in the final year of her contract and is eager to move on.
The deal should be completed by the time the Spanish deadline for foreign deals expires at 11pm GMT on Wednesday.
Man City are looking for replacements for the Premier League ahead of Thursday’s first division football transfer deadline.
Walsh played a key role for England as they won the 2022 European Championship this summer and was named MVP in the final as the Lionesses beat Germany at Wembley.
Since her debut for City in July 2014, the 25-year-old has made 189 appearances for the club and scored eight goals. She played 49 international matches with the England national team.
City have already lost several key players ahead of the new season for the Women’s Football League, with Caroline Weir joining Real Madrid, Georgia Stanway signing with Bayern Munich and Lucy Bronze signing for Barcelona.
City will start their campaign in 2022/23 at home to Arsenal on Sunday at 7pm, live Sky Sports.
Sky Sports – All 35 games will be available across major Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky Sports News – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Barclays FA WSL fans can enjoy Sky Sports News (Channel 409) the league’s regular editorial coverage and stories throughout the season.
Inside WSL – Hosted by award-winning broadcaster and journalist Jessica Creighton, inside WSL Barclays Women’s Football League is a comprehensive report on all aspects of the Barclays Women’s Football League. Broadcast weekly on Sky Sports Premier League, the half-hour program will feature match previews, including in-depth analysis and exclusive player interviews. Viewers can expect behind-the-scenes access as well as a summary of all the action on and off the field.
Sky Sports Social – Along with coverage and visibility of the league across all major social media channels of Sky Sports, the dedicated Twitter channel Tweet embed It will remain the home of all Barclays FA WSL content on Sky Sports.
New for the 2022/23 season, the Sky Sports WSL TikTok account will give fans 360-degree coverage of the league and give them exclusive access to their new favorite players. Also a first in the league, new Snapchat Discover show The Dub aims to become the platform’s new hub for Barclays WSL content.
sky view – All Sky customers will benefit from the ability to watch the opening weekend matches on Sky Showcase (Channel 106) without a Sky Sports subscription. This channel is designed to sponsor some of the best shows, movies and sports across Sky channels.
Sky Sports Digital – Follow the latest news from WSL via SkySports.com and the app, including exclusive features and interviews, plus dedicated live blog coverage and clips from the games live on Sky Sports. You can watch free match highlights from every WSL match this season on Sky Sports’ digital platforms and YouTube channel.
Here is the first round of matches for the 2022/23 Women’s Premier League season. All matches kick off at 2pm on Sunday, September 11th unless:
Tottenham vs Manchester United, Saturday 10 September – Live broadcast on Sky Sports; It kicks off at 12.30pm
Chelsea x West Ham – 12:30pm, Sunday 11th September
Everton – Leicester City – 1pm, Sunday 11th September
Brighton vs Aston Villa
Reading vs Liverpool
Manchester City and Arsenal match, September 11 – live broadcast on Sky Sports. It kicks off at 7 pm
Key dates for the 2022/23 season
- Barclays Women’s Championship Opening Weekend: 20/21 August 2022
- Women’s Premier League Opening Weekend: sSeptember 10, 2022
- Women’s Confederation Cup Final: 4 and 5 March 2023
- Barclays Women’s Championship Finals: April 29 and 30, 2023
- Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final: May 14, 2023
- Barclays Women’s League Final Weekend: May 27 and 28, 2023