Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Féminines has signed Super Falcons defender, Nicole Payne, on a three-year deal.
Speaking after signing a deal until the summer of 2026, the 22-year-old says it’s always been a dream to play professionally in Europe.
“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of! I became a professional player in my teens, I grew up playing football since I was four years old, so to have a moment like this is very special. I’m really grateful to be here.”
PSG announced the arrival of the Super Falcons player who is the younger sister to Toni Payne who is currently in Australia representing Nigeria at the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“We are pleased to announce the arrival of Nicole Payne. The Nigerian international defender joins the Rouge et Bleu until June 2026,” the club said in a statement on their official website.
“Nicole Payne was born in Birmingham (Alabama, USA), where she started playing football. After playing for the Concorde Fire, a club based in Atlanta, she joined the University of West Virginia in 2019 and played 3 seasons with the “Montaineers” (53 matches, 4 goals). Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Nicole to the Rouge et Bleu squad.”
The Nigeria international while speaking to the club after her signing said her goal is to help the club win numerous major titles including the UEFA Champions League.
“My goals are to win the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the championship with PSG, but also to get on well with my teammates, the coach, and the staff. I am very happy to be here.
“I like this championship, it is very competitive. There are a lot of amazing players and especially at Paris Saint-Germain. I look forward to joining them and being part of this team.
“I’m a fast player and I love going forward. I know I have a more defensive mentality, but I like to project myself and join the attack.”