Medical done: Man United Women on verge of two new signings, Gabby George to join from Everton - Sky Sports
Gabby George has completed her medical at Manchester United ahead of a six-figure transfer away from Everton, according to Sky Sports.
Writing in their live blog on their official website (14 September), the defender is set to complete a move to Old Trafford on deadline day after her release clause was triggered.
Everton are set to receive £150,000 from the deal, with Manchester United looking to sign George as part of a double swoop alongside OL Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce.
“Gabby George has completed her medical at Man Utd and her £150,000 move from Everton will be finalised today,” they wrote.
“OL Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce is also in Manchester for a medical ahead of a £100,000 move.
“Talks with Lyon over a loan move for France forward Melvine Malard are at an early stage.
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“There is no guarantee of getting a deal done.”
It’s a real shame that George will be leaving, especially because it was clear that we didn’t want to lose her and were left with no choice in the matter.
The 26-year-old had a great season last year and she can’t be begrudged a chance to go and play Champions League football with a team that were competing for trophies last year.
The money will go a long way to improving and strengthening the squad in January, but the biggest shame is that there isn’t time left in this transfer window to spend it and replace her properly.
Ultimately though the Toffees are in a good place in the WSL and we know that she can be covered for in the coming months of the season, with the hope that we can see someone step up in her place and really make a name for themselves now.
She’ll be missed around the club for sure, but the deal is a good one for all parties in truth and hopefully the money can be reinvested properly in the future to make us better.
In other Everton news, player set to leave in deadline-busting £4.3m deal this week.