Celtic break new ground with signing of Chinese midfielder

Celtic Women have completed the signing of midfielder Shen Mengyu from Shanghai Shengli.

China midfielder Shen Mengyu, left, has signed for Celtic Women.

The 19-year-old, subject to international clearance, will become the first Chinese women’s footballer to play in the United Kingdom.

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Mengyu is a Chinese internationalist and was in the provisional squad for the 2020 Olympics and burst to prominence after scoring at the 2018 Under-20 World Cup at the age of 17.

The move bolsters Fran Alonso’s squad ahead of the new campaign, which includes Celtic’s first foray into the Champions League.

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