DAPHNE VAN DOMSELAAR is set to join Aston Villa for the WSL side as the goalkeeper has to be signed from FC Twente.
The goalkeeper, who is included in the Netherlands’ provisional squad for the Women’s World Cup, will become a free agent later this month.
The 23-year-old player is set to agree a three-year deal with Carla Ward, subject to international clearance and FA approval.
Victory for the goalkeeper, who helped the Netherlands reach the quarter-finals of last year’s EURO, will see her become Villa Women’s first signing this summer.
The news of her move comes a day after the club announced the departure of England goalkeeper Hannah Hampton.
Boss Carla Ward said: “Daphne is someone we’ve been following for a while.
“We knew we had real competition from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, so we’re delighted that she has chosen to continue her development with us.”
“She’s a player with a great lineage and the potential to be one of the best players in the world.
“We are very pleased to have her with us and look forward to working with her.”
Van Domselaar made her senior debut for FC Twente in the Dutch top flight in December 2017.
The goalkeeper came on as a substitute after Nicky Evrard was sent off in the first half and helped the side to a 2-1 win over rivals Heerenveen.
She made her debut for her country’s senior team in February 2022, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Finland.
And after an injury to Sari van Veenendaal, she appeared in all four of the Netherlands’ matches at last summer’s EURO.
Last season Van Domselaar kept 15 clean sheets in 20 top division games for FC Twente.
She helped the team finish second in the women’s Eredivisie.
Her good form has seen her included in Andries Jonkers’ 30-man provisional Netherlands squad for the World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand this summer.
The head coach will name his final 23-man squad on June 30, with the roster currently made up of four WSL players.
Arsenal striker Victoria Pelova and Manchester City defender Kerstin Casparij are currently there.
And Everton’s Katja Snoeijs and Liverpool’s Shanice van de Sanden are also part of the 30-strong group.
The 2019 World Cup finalists meet Portugal in their opening Group E game on July 23 in Dunedin, New Zealand.