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Man Utd have their Alessia Russo replacement! Red Devils complete signing of Brazilian forward Geyse from Barcelona

  • Brazilian seals move from Barcelona
  • Replaces now-departed Russo
  • Geyse "Happy to be here"

WHAT HAPPENED? The Red Devils unveiled the 25-year-old in a news conference at Old Trafford. Geyse helped former club Barcelona to a league title and a Champions League win and had previously collected silverware in Portugal with Benfica.

WHAT THEY SAID: Geyse couldn't hide her delight at clinching the move, as she told the club website: "I am very happy to be here," she said. "Signing for United has been a very special day for me and my family. I am very grateful for this opportunity and thank everyone for making it happen."

United manager Marc Skinner, added: "Geyse is a proven winner on the biggest stages. She has won both domestic and international honours and her winning mentality is an important addition to our team, ahead of a busy campaign across several important competitions."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Geyse arrives as United's replacement for Alessia Russo, who left to join Arsenal earlier this summer on a free transfer having been the club's top scorer in each of the last two seasons.


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WHAT NEXT FOR MAN UTD? United will be cheering on their three representatives - Mary Earps, Ella Toone and Katie Zelem - as well as Russo in Sunday's World Cup Final against Spain in Sydney.