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Ona Batlle joins Barça after finishing contract at Manchester United
The 24 year old full back from La Masia signs a contract until 2026 and is the first addition to squad for the European Champions
Ona Batlle is FC Barcelona's first recruit for the 2023/24 season. The full back from Vilassar de Mar in Catalonia has signed a contract with the Club until 30 June 2026. The La Masia product put pen to paper in the Presidential Office at Spotify Camp Nou and then donned the blaugrana shirt once again at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.
24 years old, Ona Batlle is a product of the Barça youth system at La Masia. She arrived as a 12 year old in 2011 and quickly passed through the various age categories before winning the Second Division title with Barça B. The defender then moved on to Madrid CFF (2017/18), Levante (2018-2020) before spending the last three seasons with Manchester United where she has just finished her contract.
Predominantly a right back, Batlle is technical gifted and versatile enough to play at left back too. The defender has been named on the 30 player long list for Spain for the July's Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Reaction from Ona Battle
“It has always been my dream to play for the Barça Women first team. I had to leave but I always had it in in my mind to come back. I am really excited about sharing a dressing room and experiences with the rest of the squad."
"For me, Barça has always been at my heart and it is not easy to say no. I always had it in mind from the beginning."
"I have a lot more experience than when I left. I have travelled, to England, where I was happy but I am very happy to be back here to continue my career. I will give everything and enjoy it, which is the most important thing."