Asisat Oshoala departs Barcelona to sign with NWSL’s Bay FC

Asisat Oshoala’s move from Barcelona to the NWSL expansion team Bay FC marks an exciting new chapter in her career. Having signed a contract through 2026, with an option to extend for the 2027 season, Oshoala brings her top-class mentality, experience, and winning pedigree to the San Francisco Bay Area-based club. Her proven goal-scoring ability at the highest levels of women’s football makes her a valuable addition to the team. Oshoala’s departure from Barcelona was marked with gratitude and fond memories, as she expressed her love for the club and its fans. With 107 goals in 149 appearances for Barcelona, Oshoala leaves a lasting impact as one of the club’s top goal scorers in history. Her move to Bay FC will undoubtedly bring a new level of talent and skill to the NWSL, offering fans an exciting new player to watch in the league’s upcoming season.
Asisat Oshoala has departed Barcelona to join NWSL expansion team Bay FC, as announced by both clubs on Thursday. Oshoala, 29, has committed to a contract with the San Francisco Bay Area-based club through 2026, with the possibility of extending through the 2027 season. She will occupy an international roster spot.
General Manager Lucy Rushton of Bay FC expressed enthusiasm about the addition of Asisat, lauding her as a player of high quality, experience, and a winning pedigree. Her arrival is seen as significant for the club and the NWSL overall. Oshoala’s proven goal-scoring ability at the highest levels of world football makes her an invaluable addition to Bay FC. She has a reputation for empowering her teammates to thrive creatively while leading the line with pace and technical skill.
Oshoala achieved success with Barcelona, helping the club win the 2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League, among other accolades during her time with the Catalan giants. Her accomplished career includes stints in England’s Women’s Super League with Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as a successful period in China with Dalian Quanjian.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Oshoala bid farewell to Barcelona, expressing gratitude and fondness for the club and its supporters. Her exceptional performance earned her the distinction of being the club’s fourth-highest goal scorer in its history, and she has twice been nominated for the Ballon d’Or Féminin.
Bay FC will begin its inaugural season in the NWSL in 2024, sharing a stadium with Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes.

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