KHADIJA SHAW expects her ruthless form to improve at Manchester City after signing a two-year contract extension with the WSL side.
The striker’s new deal with the club runs until the summer of 2026 and follows her finishing as this WSL season’s second highest scorer.
Shaw’s previous contract, a three-year one she signed in 2021, was set to come to an end next summer.
And Man City, who finished fourth, are eager to retain the services of the player who bagged 20 goals in 22 top-flight games this term.
Shaw, 26, who goes by the nickname Bunny, said: “City is the perfect place for me.
“I put all my effort and time on the pitch and obviously for the position I play and the quality I have around me, I know I’m going to be in positions to score goals.
“I’m delighted to continue my journey with this amazing group.
“Everyone made me feel welcome from the first day I came here.”
This season Shaw has established a formidable attacking triumvirate alongside City and England forwards Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly.
Together the trio notched up 36 goals and 22 assists in the WSL season.
“I enjoy the way we play and I’m at a stage now where I understand the way we play and I can only get better and grow.”
Shaw, who goes by the nickname Bunny, joined City from French club Bordeaux two years ago.
The player, who has scored 50 times for Gareth’s Southgate’s side, bagged 31 goals in 30 games across all competitions this term.
Of her life in Manchester, Shaw adds: “I’ve always said Manchester feels like home away from home too.
“I enjoy coming into the City ground every day and training with the group, vibing with the girls and I also have family here, so Manchester has felt like home ever since I arrived.”
This month Shaw was named Concacaf Women’s Player of the Year, beating off competition from five players including USA’s Alex Morgan and Canada’s Jessie Fleming
She is set to play for Jamaica at this year’s World Cup with the Reggae Girlz facing Euros 2022 semi-finalists France in their group stage opener.
Citizens boss Gareth Taylor added: “Bunny’s growth and development as a player over the past two years, but particularly this season, has been fantastic.
“She is still a young player who wants to improve and is hungry for success.
“We’re only scratching the surface with her which is a very exciting prospect as we aim to develop her even further over the next three years.”