Deyna Castellanos: New Man City signing eyes success in Europe
Deyna Castellanos states she desires to assistance “attain one thing greater” in the Champions League following becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis on a 3-calendar year offer from Atletico Madrid.
The Venezuelan ahead is Gareth Taylor’s very first signing of the summer season.
“I want to get all the tournaments we are competing for,” Castellanos, 23, advised BBC Activity.
She joins just after two decades in Madrid, obtaining graduated from Florida Condition University right before that.
“For me, that is truly vital – to gain trophies collectively and independently,” extra Castellanos. “The Champions League is anything that every player would like to perform in.
“We will be working to do far better in that match and attempt to attain something even larger.”
Town have by no means received the Champions League but regularly contend for domestic trophies and lifted the League Cup last season, as perfectly as achieving the FA Cup ultimate.
“It’s incredibly remarkable to be a part of this workforce. I was on the lookout ahead to remaining a element of these a massive group and this kind of a large club,” reported Castellanos, who is captain of Venezuela and has scored 12 objectives in 25 online games for her nationwide aspect.
“It was about the way Manchester Town perform and the design and style they have. It’s anything I actually like. It mixes up the league which is incredibly quick and quite immediate.
“The type of play Manchester City has is quite particular because it is a possession crew. That was just one of the significant pieces of my decision. It is enjoyable but it will be a problem, for absolutely sure.”
A quantity of players have left Manchester Town with their contracts expiring, which includes a few-time Champions League winner Lucy Bronze, Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir and England midfielders Ga Stanway and Jill Scott.
But Castellanos, who is anticipated to be the to start with of quite a few new signings this summertime, explained Taylor was “fired up with the matters Manchester Town are doing”.
“He was wanting ahead to me going to Copa America [on 8-30 July] and to come into pre-season in superior form,” she extra.
“He gave me some strategies exactly where he thinks I can help the team and it was some thing that actually energized me.”
Castellanos, who scored 23 targets in 58 online games for Atletico, explained herself as a “really technical and artistic participant”.
She reported: “I like possessing the ball at my ft, seeking to make my staff-mates better and to rating targets. That is what I will attempt to do.
“I hope we [the fans and I] love every single other for a lengthy time and I hope to celebrate titles and aims jointly.”
Taylor claimed: “She is a player we’ve admired for a lengthy time so we are delighted to have been equipped to lastly convey her to the club.”