Raso to join Kerr in English Women's Super League
Matildas winger Hayley Raso will join Sam Kerr in England's Women's Super League, with a move to Everton appearing done and dusted.
Raso was a notable exclusion from Brisbane's squad on Thursday for the Roar's W-League match against Sydney FC, instead heading off to England to sign a six-month contract with the Toffees.
The 25-year-old famously recovered from a broken back to make the Matildas' 2019 World Cup squad.
She will become the second Australian in the English competition after Kerr's much-anticipated debut earlier this month for Chelsea.
Kerr has played two WSL matches for them -- a 3-1 win over Reading and a 6-1 thrashing of Bristol City.
Everton are seventh in the Super League, with five wins from 10 matches after a 3-1 loss last weekend to Manchester City.
Raso has played 40 times for Australia, scoring three goals. She won the 2011-12 W-League championship with Canberra United.
There might soon be a third Australian in the WSL, with league leaders Arsenal chasing Matildas striker Caitlin Foord.
Arsenal's Australian coach Joe Montemurro confirmed his club were keen on the Sydney FC forward ahead of this weekend's London derby with Kerr's Chelsea.
"Caitlin Foord's been a player of interest for a while," Montemurro said.
"She's a player that we are interested in and there's a couple of elements that we're looking at also."
Despite the speculation, Foord remains with the Sky Blues and has lined up against the Roar at Leichhardt Oval.