Matildas defender Brock latest to make European move

Experienced Melbourne Victory defender Laura Brock has become the latest Matildas player to sign with a European club.

Brock is leaving the W-League club to join En Avant de Guingamp for the upcoming French Division 1 Feminine.

Brock was in her second stint at Victory which included the 2018-19 W-League premiership.

The 30-year-old joins a host of her Australian teammates in Europe, leaving the W-League increasingly short of top talent ahead of summer's competition.

After captain Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Caitlin Foord (Arsenal), Hayley Raso and Chloe Logarzo (Bristol City) became the first Matildas regulars to sign at English clubs, the stream of talent heading from Australia to Europe's top leagues has become a flood.

Matildas vice-captain Steph Catley and first-choice goalkeeper Lydia Williams have joined Foord at Arsenal while young gun Ellie Carpenter is at French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais.

Brock will join Carpenter, teenage sensation Mary Fowler (Montpellier) and Emma Checker (FC Fleury 91) as Australians plying their trade in France this season.

The departure of Brock is not expected to be the last either, with Alanna Kennedy, Jenna McCormick and Emily van Egmond among those tipped to also make the move to Europe.

Source AAP