Manchester City have confirmed the departure of Republic of Ireland international Megan Campbell.

The 27-year-old has been with the Women's Super League club since 2016 but will move on after her contract expires on 30 June.

A Women's FA Cup winner with the Sky Blues in 2020, the Drogheda-born defender has been impacted by injury in recent months which also kept her out of Ireland's friendlies against Belgium and Denmark in April.

"Leaving will be hard as Manchester has been my home for so many years," she told the club website.

"I've made some friends for life and have loved representing the club while playing in front of our amazing fans. I have had some amazing memories with this club, some I will never ever forget and will cherish forever.

"I’ve played in the Champions League against amazing teams and players, been part of amazing squads every year of being here and have also been managed and coached by some of the best in the game.

"I've played in Wembley in front of thousands of fans when winning the FA Cup Final, have won a league title in our home stadium and many more trophies that I’m so grateful for.

"I’ve had a career so far which has been very up and down. Mentally, I have felt the lowest of low and it has been a tough place to get out of, and then I’ve hit the highest highs I could only ever have dreamt of as a kid."

Campbell at an Ireland training session last November

On the injury which has prevented her from playing under current City head coach Gareth Taylor, Campbell added: "Due to injury, I unfortunately didn't get to play under Gareth but would like to thank him for the last year and the opportunity to work with him.

"It will be very different and take some adjustment, but I am excited for a new challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what that brings."

Describing Campbell as a "pleasure" to have in the City squad, Taylor said: "Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of both our control, I haven't been able to work with Megan on the pitch as much as I would have liked to.

"She got very close in terms of full fitness late last year after a long lay-off, but it's been a difficult time for her with her latest injury, especially after she worked so hard on her rehabilitation."