Melbourne City sign 'future number one Matildas goalkeeper' Micah

New Melbourne City signing Teagan Micah Source: Getty Images

Melbourne City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Teagan Micah ahead of their 2020-21 W-League campaign.

The 23-year-old returns to Australia after a stint with Norwegian club Arna-Bjornar and will look to build on the form that saw her named in the Matildas squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Having represented both the Junior and Young Matildas, City director of football Michael Petrillo believes it’s only a matter of time until the shot-stopper turns out for the senior side.

“We are delighted to welcome Teagan to the club, she is a future number one Matildas goalkeeper,” Petrillo said.

“In the current Matildas setup, she is number three, but with her age and the fact that she has just left the USA college system, I believe that she has got a bright future at international level.

“She is very mature for her age and will fit perfectly into our playing style.

A strong presence in goal, Micah, too, views her move to Melbourne as the best decision at this stage of her budding career.

“Other teammates have spoken so highly about City and everything the club has to offer so I am excited to get to work,” she said.

“When you are playing weekly, you start to realise areas that you want to improve on and start to fine-tune your game.

“For me, I was able to identify those areas (in Norway) and that will be my goal for the next 3-6 months, to absolutely hammer those areas and make them the best part of my game.”

Micah is one of two signings made by the defending champions, who also signed 19-year-old defender Hollie Palmer on Wednesday.

The W-League season kicks off on December 27, with the draw set to be released later this week.