Dominique Janssen returns to the WSL for her second stint in English football.

Her first time in the Women’s Super League (WSL) proved fruitful, with the Dutch defender signing for Arsenal in 2015, and winning the WSL Cup that year and the FA Cup the year after.

After Manchester United’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the 2024 FA Cup Final, Janssen will be part of the team trying to retain the trophy in the upcoming season.

Signing from German champions, FC Wolfsburg, the 29-year-old is the first to join Marc Skinner’s side this summer.

The team has lost many familiar faces in this transfer window, including Captain Katie Zelem, Lioness’s goalkeeper Mary Earps and Lucía García who scored a hat-trick in front of a sold-out Wembley Stadium in the WFA Cup Final.

United have invited her to sign a three year deal with the club, with an option to extend her time there by one year.

Skinner said: “Dominique is a proven winner, both domestically and internationally.

“Her winning mentality is an important addition to our team, and her notable playing experience will enhance our entire dressing room.”

Janssen and the Netherlands team became European Champions in 2017 and so her experience will undoubtedly be of use in the competitive landscape of the WSL.

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By Abby Rampling-Mott

Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston. Abby is also a co-host on the LG Women's Football podcast.