Italy a land of opportunity as Juventus add weight to Women’s Serie A
As major clubs such as Paris St-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester City have added women’s teams to their portfolios, the take-up in Italy of the women’s game by clubs with global profiles has been slower. Instead the women’s leagues have consisted of independent teams and sister sides of smaller clubs.
But that is changing. Italy is starting to catch up: the independent ACF Firenze were taken over by Fiorentina in 2015 and this year the most successful side in Italian football, Juventus, have entered the fray – with their purchase of Cuneo putting them straight into Serie A.