Every effort will seemingly be made to lure Sam Kerr back to the W-League for another season in the build up to the 2019 Women's World Cup.
As part of that wage increase, it's mooted that the FFA could dip into marquee funds supplied by Fox Sports, who broadcast both the A-League and a number of W-League matches.
A large portion of those funds were recently spent on securing Keisuke Honda's move to Melbourne Victory and Kerr would certainly seem to justify similar investment.
Once again nominated for FIFA Women's Player of the Year, Kerr has been starring for club and country over the past 12 months.
Now playing for the Chicago Red Stars in America, she became the first player to score more than 50 goals in the NWSL, while was also a joint-winner of the Julie Dolan Medal for her most recent season with Glory.
The 2019 World Cup begins in June making the next W-League season a crucial catalyst to build off with the Matildas one of the favourites heading into the tournament.
They recently only fell just short of defending their Tournament of Nations title after goal difference handed the crown to the United States.