Irish international Katie McCabe joins Glasgow City on loan from Arsenal

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McCabe has established herself as one of her country's most vital players since making her debut against Finland in 2015. Credit: Laszlo Geczo


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Republic of Ireland internationalist Katie McCabe has joined Scottish Premier League champions Glasgow City on loan until the end of the 2017 season.


The Arsenal attacker will link up with her former Raheny United teammates Keeva Keenan and Noelle Murray, as well as fellow Irish international Savannah McCarthy, at Excelsior Stadium.


21-year-old McCabe joined Arsenal from Shelbourne midway through the 2015-16 season, turning down an offer from Glasgow, but has found it difficult to nail down a regular starting place.


“I'm really excited to be joining Glasgow City on a loan move,” McCabe told City's website.


“It's a great opportunity for me to work with such a successful women's club and one with a great history.


“I'm really looking forward to the rest of the season and I can't wait to help the team try and win even more trophies.”


Glasgow City manager, the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Scott Booth, added:


“Katie is a player who has been on our radar for some time now and we are delighted that we can finally bring her to Glasgow City.


“Her technical ability, pace and vision will threaten any defence. We have some really competitive games to play in the 2nd [sic] half of the season.


“A player of her quality can be a match winner when things get tight.”