Janine Beckie: “Now I believe that the time has come to embark on a new journey in my life and to join a league I have always dreamt of playing in.” (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
Janine Beckie said it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
The Sky Blue FC and Canadian international forward has signed with the Manchester City women after the National Women’s Soccer League club transfered her to the English club, it was announced Thursday.
“Now I believe that the time has come to embark on a new journey in my life and to join a league I have always dreamt of playing in,” Beckie said on Instrgram. “That will allow me to continue my growth as a player. That is why I have asked the club to accept a transfer for me, which they did knowing this was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“The decision comes from an incredible opportunity I cannot pass up’ not in the interest of just getting out of Jersey. My intention is to eventually return to the NWSL when the time is right and I would love an opportunity to represent Sky Blue again when that time comes.”
Beckie, 23, played 15 matches and 1,046 minutes for Sky Blue FC this season.