Manchester City looking to sign Reggae Girlz striker Khadijah 'Bunny' Shaw - report

By April 29, 2021

Reggae Girlz striker Khadijah Shaw could be making a move to England next season based on reports that she is to sign with Manchester City.

The 24-year-old Shaw, who plays for Bordeaux in France, is the joint leading scorer in the French league this season with 20 goals from just 17 games. She joined the Bordeaux on a two-year deal in the summer of 2019, scoring 10 goals in 15 appearances in her first season.

However, according to Goal.com, Manchester City are close to signing the Jamaican, who has scored 42 goals in 30 games for Jamaica and who was instrumental in getting her country to the FIFA World Cup in 2019, scoring more than 20 goals in the qualifiers. According to Goal, Shaw would bring added depth to City’s roster of strikers and share the goal-scoring burden with England international Ellen White. She would also offer head coach Gareth Taylor a different option, tactically.

More popularly known as ‘Bunny’ played her first two years of junior college at Eastern Florida State College scoring 21 goals, earning NSCAA first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-America honours in 2016.

In 2017, she transferred to the University of Tennessee where she scored 27 goals across the two seasons and she was named to the All-SEC first team in both her seasons. She was awarded SEC Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2018.

After graduation, Shaw opted not to enter the NWSL Draft and after a brief spell with the American semi-pro side, Florida Krush joined Bordeaux.

 

 

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