The Spanish player Leila Ouahabi has announced this Wednesday that she will leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season, on June 30, after 13 campaigns at the club and with the desire to open a new stage after achieving everything dressed in Blaugrana from a left lane that will stop occupying.
“After 13 years at the club, I think my time has come. A cycle is closing and a new stage is opening. I am super proud of everything that has been achieved and I want to thank the fans for all the support they have given us”, valued in statements to the club’s media and in an open letter.
The winger assured that she always tried to give her best to defend FC Barcelona. “I’ve always tried to give my best, do my best and be positive. I’m leaving calm for having achieved all the goals I had set for myself,” she celebrated.
“I take thousands of experiences, learnings, people and experiences that I will never forget, and colleagues who are family to me. Because in the end what remains are all those moments in which some have been happy, and I have been very happy with everyone you,” he was honest.
“Thank you for everything and I will follow you closely,” she pointed out.
Ouahabi progressed through Barcelona’s youth system before breaking into the first team during the 2010/11 season.
She departed for Valencia in 2013 but re-signed for Barcelona in 2016. During her nine years in the first team, the left-back made 199 appearances, scoring seven goals.
Her record includes 1 Champions League, 5 Leagues, 7 Queen’s Cups and 2 Spanish Super Cups.
Ouahabi played eight times during the 2020/21 Champions League – including starting the final against Chelsea – as Barcelona were crowned European champions for the first time in the history of the women’s team.
She featured 25 times during the 2021/22 Primera Division season, scoring twice as Barcelona sealed their third successive league title.
In addition to joining a new club this summer, Ouahabi is in contention to feature at Euro 2022, having been called up to Spain’s provisional 28-player squad.
Now, with her contract completed this June, the new destination of the Spanish football player seems to be in Manchester. Specifically, a City, with Vicky Losada in its ranks, has focused a lot on the Spanish League to carry out its squad planning for the next campaign: Laia Aleixandri or Lucia Garcia are other soccer players who can accompany her.