Caitlin Munoz has urged Canberra United to consider signing Michelle Heyman after the former Matilda hinted at a W-League comeback.
Heyman is on the verge of back-tracking on her retirement plans and left the door ajar for another Canberra campaign.
The 32-year-old striker stepped away from national duty last year after missing out on World Cup selection, with a series of injuries curtailing the later stages of her decorated career.
But a domestic comeback could be on the horizon after Heyman implied her intentions on social media this week.
"Hands up if I should make a comeback to the W-League?" She wrote.
The Instagram post had Canberra tagged as the location, where she spent eight seasons and won two premiership titles.
Heyman was the face of Canberra for almost a decade, with the former Matildas striker becoming a fan-favourite as she won two golden boot awards and the 2009 Julie Dolan medal.
Canberra foundation player Munoz believes Heyman would jump at the opportunity to return to the capital and help rebuild the club into the W-League powerhouse it once was.
"I would love to see her back here among other players as well, but it's up to her," Munoz said.
"She's a footballer, so she's going to be able to bring that game awareness and knowledge she's got over the years.
"If she was to come back to Canberra, she would bring back that culture Canberra was known for.
"If an opportunity was given, I think she would jump at it. If that didn't happen then an opportunity elsewhere definitely, she would be interested in that."
The pair were casualties of sweeping changes after Heather Garriock's first season at the helm and Heyman was picked up by Adelaide United for their 2018-19 campaign.
Her return to Canberra would come as a major boost as the club looks to end the longest finals drought in its history.
Incoming Canberra coach Vicki Linton is scouring the Capital Football Premier League and interstate competitions to identify recruitment targets.
Heyman, a 62-capped Matilda, is not playing in the Sydney NPL competition this year but knows Linton from when she played in the national team.
Linton worked with the Matildas as an assistant coach after leading Melbourne Victory to consecutive W-League finals in 2011 and 2012.
Munoz has experience playing under Linton and backs the 46-year-old mentor to restore the club as a top-four contender.
"She has a lot of experience and taken Victory to the finals a few times as well. She definitely knows what it takes to get teams to finals and be successful, I think it could be really good thing," Munoz said.
"It would be nice to see if Canberra can build back up and become one of those clubs again.
"Vicki is super nice and has a lot of good football knowledge, but is also just so easy to talk to which is something I think you need at this level... to be able to approach your coach, throw out ideas, or just talk about anything.
"She's just that kind of coach and I think that would be nice."
Clubs are still waiting for Football Federation Australia to confirm a kick-off date, salary cap and whether internationals players can sign for the 2020-21 season.
Sydney FC, however, has signed six new players and retained 10, including Ellie Brush who considered a Canberra homecoming.