Ellie Roebuck’s chances of a move to Barcelona increases

Ellie Roebuck might move to Barcelona Femeni
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A few weeks ago, the possibility of Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck moving to Barcelona made the headlines. However, speculations over the probability of the move lingered on with Barcelona having two top goalkeepers, whose berths in the starting lineup are frequently rotated.

Last week, Barcelona Femeni’s first-choice goalie Sandra Panos announced her decision to leave the club at the end of the season. This sudden development increased the chances of the English goalkeeper’s possible move to the Catalan side.

Roebuck, who has fallen out of grace both at the club and international level is said to be set to leave WSL side Manchester City at the end of the season in search of more playing time.

At club level, the goalkeeper has had her position in goal taken over by Kiara Keating, who has also toppled her from the national team’s selection. Roebuck, who used to be England’s first choice lost her starting spot to Mary Earps whose incredible performance guided England to the European trophy.

Earps remained first-choice in goal for the Lionesses and maintained that position throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup with Ellie Roebuck being forced to sit on the bench. Currently, lack of playing time at club level has seen Ellie completely lose her spot in the national team as the goalkeeper did not receive a call up from England to participate in the Nations League.

With Sandra Panos’s departure, Barcelona might need to sign a top goalkeeper to replace their number 1 and Ellie Roebuck’s name might just be top of the list.

A move to Barca Femeni will not be completely overwhelming for the goalkeeper, who will be sharing the dressing room with fellow Lionesses Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze.

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