Manchester United has secured the signing of Dutch international Dominique Janssen from VfL Wolfsburg on a two-year contract extending through the 2026-27 season, with an option for an additional year, the club announced on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old defender returns to the Women’s Super League (WSL) after a successful four-year tenure with Arsenal from 2015 to 2019, where she claimed the WSL title, League Cup, and FA Cup. Janssen then moved to Wolfsburg, achieving two Frauen Bundesliga titles and three DFB Pokal victories.

“I’m thrilled to join such a prestigious club as Manchester United,” Janssen said. “Signing here is a moment of great pride for me, and I’m eager to return to the English league and create new winning moments with this talented team.”

On the international stage, Janssen has earned 112 caps for the Netherlands and was a key member of the squad that won the 2017 Euros.

United manager Marc Skinner expressed his excitement about the new addition: “Dominique is a proven winner, both domestically and internationally. Her winning mentality and extensive experience will significantly benefit our team. We are excited to welcome her to the Manchester United family.”

Janssen marks United’s first signing of the summer transfer window, which opened last week, following the departures of goalkeeper Mary Earps, Lucía García, and captain Katie Zelem.

Earps has joined Paris Saint-Germain, while García has moved to Liga MX Champions Rayadas de Monterrey.