The 28-year-old won her third consecutive Women’s Champions League title with the French side last month. She returns on a free transfer as her deal with Lyon expired on 31 August. Winner of the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year award for the second time in 2020, Bronze is one of the sport’s most decorated defenders. She has been an integral part of the Lionesses side that has reached the semi-finals of three major international tournaments in a row and her return will be seen as a huge boost to City’s hopes of reclaiming the WSL crown, as well as their attempts to win a first European title.
Bronze is City’s fourth summer signing so far, after the arrivals of World Cup-winning United States midfielders Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle, and England forward Chloe Kelly from Everton.