When asked what she was looking forward to about playing in Europe, Kerr mentioned playing in English competitions including “the FA Cup” as one of the contributing factors that prompted her to forego playing in the W-League and USA.
“Speaking to a few of the coaches at the clubs I thought I would go to, it’s a really professional environment, they have huge clubs backing behind them, it’s just a different world to America or Australia,” she said.
“There are so many different leagues, there’s the FA Cup, there’s the continental cup – the Champions League – you’re playing 50 games a year with your club which is unusual for us Australians.”
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s international friendly against Chile at Bankwest Stadium, the Matildas’ captain says she wanted to get out of her comfort zone of playing in Australia and USA.
She wants to improve her performances and was excited about the prospect of playing for just one club for a longer season, rather than jet-setting between two clubs in different continents.
“There is still a little bit to go through but it’s an exciting time for me. It’s going to be a new challenge, a new experience but I think it will only better me as a footballer,” Kerr said.
“I am really looking forward to finally being able to share it with everyone because it has been a long process for me. It has been a few years in the making this decision.
“I think in the next week or so I will be able to make a decision.”