Australian international midfielder Chloe Logarzo has joined Bristol City from Sydney FC on an 18-month deal.
Logarzo has won the W-League title twice with the New South Wales-based club and was named their Player of the Season in 2018.
She has also been capped 41 times by The Matildas and spent last year on-loan at the Washington Spirit in American National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). She joins the influx of Australian internationals who have made the journey across the globe to England to join Barclays FA Women’s Super League sides including the likes of Sam Kerr and Hayley Raso.
Logarzo had been scheduled to join former Birmingham City manager Marc Skinner at Orlando Pride, however, due to a controversy involving the rules around the potential transfer, the NWSL stepped in to block the move. This allowed Bristol City boss Tanya Oxtoby to swoop in and snatch up the combative and tenacious midfielder. The player is Oxtoby’s fourth signing of the January window following the arrivals on Megan Wynne, Faye Bryson, and Jeon Ga-Eul as The Robins attempt to secure their Barclays FA Women’s Super League survival.
This is not the first time that Logarzo has plied her trade in Europe having had spells in Sweden and Norway with Eskilstuna United and Avaldsnes Idrettslag respectively.
The Robins’ latest addition will not join up with her new teammates until after Australia’s Olympic qualifiers are completed in mid-February, which means she will be back in time for relegation six-pointers against Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion. This is yet another move that displays the ever-growing appeal of the English league across the globe in the eyes of both players and fans alike.