Ellie Carpenter joins European powerhouse Lyon

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Australia international Ellie Carpenter has agreed to join European women's champions Olympique Lyonnais from U.S. side Portland Thorns, the French club have confirmed.

The 20-year-old full back joined Thorns, who play in the National Women's Soccer League, in 2018 and played 33 games over two seasons.

"The Thorns have played an extremely important role in helping me grow and develop as a player over the past two years, and I'm grateful to everyone who invested in me during my time in Portland," Carpenter told the Thorns website.

Carpenter made her Women's World Cup debut last year and also helped Australian side Melbourne City capture the W-League Premiership and Championship during a loan spell.