For years, the English Premier League tried its best to attract the biggest soccer stars to British shores. While it worked well, some of the biggest stars remain out of reach, stars like Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. It would seem attracting the world’s top stars isn’t a problem for the Women’s Super League, with several big names in soccer joining the league for the 2020-21 season.
Bringing Some Stars Back
One of the reasons that the Women’s Super League wasn’t viewed as one of the best in the world was how many English stars were leaving for other countries. The National Women’s Soccer League in the United States and Division 1 Féminine of France were considered the place for the stars to show their skills.
Now, it seems the Women’s Super League is the place to be, with returning heroes Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood returning home to play for Manchester City. Both Bronze and Greenwood won the Champions League with Lyon last season and will be bringing their headline-grabbing talents to the WSL.
International Stars See It As A Destination
It’s not just the top English talent looking to play in the Women’s Super League, though, and some of the most recognizable names in soccer are heading to the UK. One of the biggest stories in the WSL was the signing of World Cup-winning United States icon Alex Morgan.
The American has won so much in soccer, but she’s looking to add a new feather to her cap by joining Tottenham in the WSL.
Denmark captain Pernille Harder will also be gracing the Women’s Super League field this season after she joined Chelsea from Wolfsburg. Harder is considered one of the very best players in the world, and her presence in the WSL is thought to be a sign that perceptions of the league are changing.
Continuing To Gain Momentum
The Women’s Super League has steadily been growing in popularity over the years, but the pandemic was a set-back. Many feared the gains the WSL had made in recent years would be lost due to the financial implications of the global situation.
However, clubs are willing to spend money on bringing in new stars and continue growing the international fanbase of the league. Australian superstar striker Sam Kerr joined Chelsea in January as another sign that the WSL is the place to be.
Becoming The Best League In The World
When unveiled as a double signing for Manchester City, Greenwood and Bronze believe they are coming home to transform the Women’s Super League. Bronze, a right-back, believes “this year is the year the English league overtakes all the other leagues.” With so many stars lining up across the league, it’s going to be one of the most competitive WSL seasons to date.
The Women’s Super League now has the global profile to bring some of the best stars from around the world. With so much top-class talent on the field, you won’t want to miss out on the 2020-21 Women’s Super League.