Westfield Matildas midfielder Emily Van Egmond will link up with team-mate Mackenzie Arnold in England after signing with West Ham United.
Van Egmond joins the Barclays FA Women's Super League club on loan from Orlando Pride, ahead of the 2020/21 Season.
“I am really excited to join West Ham United,” Van Egmond told whufc.com.
I’ve heard only good things about this Club. It’s great to join this team in a league that is only getting more and more competitive."
“I am excited to play for this Club and I’ve heard the Women’s Super League in England is definitely on the rise. You can see that in the signings that have come to England, so I’m really excited to be here and I’m excited for the challenge.”
The 27-year-old had a brilliant start to 2020, helping Melbourne City FC claim the Westfield W-League Premiership/Championship double.
The midfielder was also instrumental for the Westfield Matildas, scoring five goals in the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers to help seal our place at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.
It is that quality that Hammers head coach Matt Beard is hoping will assist the club during the upcoming season.
“I am delighted to bring Emily to West Ham United. In Emily, we have a versatile midfielder who has played for some of the world’s very best teams and proved herself across the globe," he said.
“I am excited for what she will add to our team and believe she will prove to be a great addition to the squad.”
West Ham commence their season on 6 September against Alanna Kennedy's Tottenham.