Soccer-Man City Women sign Australia's international Raso from Everton

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Soccer Football - Women's Super League - Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton - The People's Pension Stadium, Crawley, Britain - March 28, 2021 Everton's Hayley Raso celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

(Reuters) - Manchester City have signed forward Hayley Raso from Women's Super League (WSL) rivals Everton on a two-year deal, the English club said on Wednesday.

Australian international Raso spent the past 18 months at Everton, helping them reach the final of the Women's FA Cup and finish fifth in the league last season.

"Being able to come to a team like City who are up there fighting for all the trophies and playing in the Champions League, it's an opportunity I couldn't turn down," the 26-year-old told the club's website

Raso has earned more than 50 international caps with Australia and was part of the squad that reached the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics, where they lost the bronze medal match 4-3 to the United States.

"She has proven her ability and versatility... over the last couple of seasons with Everton and also brings lots of international experience to the table," City coach Gareth Taylor said.

"She impressed during the recent Olympic Games too and we're really looking forward to working with her over the next few years."

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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