OFFICIAL: PSG sign defender Nicole Payne

Nicole Payne, Nigeria
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Paris Saint-Germain have signed Nigerian international defender Nicole Payne on a three-year deal acquiring her from WVU.

Payne arrives from West Virginia University, USA, where she's spent three-years seasons. PSG will become her first major club, not to mention the only European side of her career so far.

The 22-year-old is currently participating in the Women's World Cup and has already played her first match, which ended in a 0-0 draw with Canada on Friday morning.

PSG have made their fourth official signing of the Summer, and it's a second defensive player that has been added to their unit.

After losing the likes of Amanda Ilestedt, Li Mengwen, and Ashley Lawrence, it was clear that PSG would aim to replace these players and have so far done that by recruiting Viola Calligaris and now Nicole Payne.

Nicole Payne on her PSG arrival

Payne's shared first thoughts about signing for the club with the official PSG website.

"It's something I've always dreamed of! To experience a moment like this is something really special. I'm really grateful to be here!"

When asked what kind of player she is, Nicole described herself by saying, " I love to get forward, though I have more of a defensive mentality, I like to get forward and join the attack!"

"I love the French League! There are a lot of incredible players there, especially at Paris Saint-Germain. I can't wait to join!"

Nicole finished her interview by mentioning her goals with the club and said, "My goals are to win the UEFA Champions League and the League. I'm thrilled to be here!"

We wish Nicole Payne the best of luck at PSG!

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