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What next in Ellie Roebuck's career?




Ellie Roebuck, one of England's most known women goalkeepers has got everyone talking about her future. The Manchester City keeper has been one of the club's most prominent names since her debut in 2018, earning herself many starts and ultimately becoming City's starting keeper.


This changed when one easily done mistake earned Roebuck a straight red card after a challenge on Manchester United forward Nikita Paris. The derby was played close to the end of the 2022/2023 season, being a vital game for both Manchester sides. Since this game, it has been clear that, understandably, her self-confidence has been affected, with Ellie not starting any league games this season. This resulted in City youngster Khiara Keating getting the opportunity to prove why she should be the team's number one choice in between the posts.




Rumours have been flying about Roebuck's next move, as many fans believe she deserves more constant game time. But where could she go?


One of the top contenders rumoured is Arsenal, with it being known they are looking for a new keeper Ellie could be the perfect fit for the star-studded team. Many Arsenal fans are hoping she makes the move to the North London club, but could she go to her current club's biggest rivals?


Manchester United are also in the race for the young keeper, with the looming January transfer window fast approaching. If predictions are true they could be losing their own first-choice goalkeeper, Mary Earps, leaving room for Ellie Roebuck to slot in as a regular or secondary starter. The London and Manchester clubs will definitely be keeping a close eye on her next move, whether this is in January or in the summer (when her contract is due to expire). It is lined up to be one of the biggest transfers in the league. So where will Ellie go? Will she stick with the blues or move elsewhere? Perhaps she'll surprise fans with a move out of the WSL.


No matter where Ellie goes, Roebuck has to consider what the best move is for her career. If that is to leave the WSL to gain more game time then it will be understood. She is truly one of the best women keepers England has produced and deserves to be treated as such by her club, fans and manager. With more game time it is sure she will have her well-deserved place back in the Lionesses squad.




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