18-year-old Ireland International Tyler Toland has signed her first professional contract with Nick Cushing’s side after already turning heads on the international stage.

Toland made her Ireland debut at the tender age of 16 and was a key part of the side who were pipped to a place at this summer’s World Cup by eventual quarter-finalists Norway.

Her exploits in that campaign also saw her nominated for the senior women’s international player of the year at the FAI awards back in March, and while those individual accolades mean a lot to her, she was equally proud to get the deal done at City.

She said in an inerview with mancity.com : “I’m delighted to sign, I’m very excited. Since I was four or five my dream was to become a professional footballer and now it’s a reality.

Moving to a new country as a teenager can be a daunting prospect, but the Manchester Women new number 12 has been helped by linking up with a familiar face in fellow Ireland international and Blues defender, Megan Campbell.

However, she was quick to add that she has been given a warm welcome by all her new teammates: “I’ve spoken to (Megan) for a couple of months, she was buzzing when she found out (I had signed).