Republic of Ireland international Tyler Toland has signed her first professional contract after joining Manchester City.

The 18-year-old midfielder joins from Northern Irish club Sion Swifts and says it is the realisation of a dream to join Nick Cushing's side.

"I’m delighted to sign, I’m very excited. Since I was four or five my dream was to become a professional footballer and now it’s a reality," she told the club’s website.

"I'm going to work hard… and hopefully help the team as much as I can."

In 2016 the Donegal native played for the Republic of Ireland U-15s, U-16s and U-17s and a year later made her senior debut against Northern Ireland to become the country’s  youngest ever full international.

She has won seven senior caps in her career to date.