By Ed Elliot, Pa
Published: 00:32 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 01:01 BST, 16 September 2020
Former England defender Alex Scott believes the WSL can 'hand on heart' claim to be the best league in the world following a string of high-profile signings.
Five of the United States' World Cup winners joined the league during a hectic transfer window, while England stars Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood returned home from European champions Lyon to sign for Manchester City.
Alex Morgan's blockbuster switch to Tottenham last weekend gained global attention as she followed fellow USA internationals Sam Mewis, Rose Lavelle, Tobin Heath and Christen Press in moving to England.
Former England international Alex Scott believes the WSL is the best league in the world
Alex Morgan is one of a number of the World Cup winning USA squad to join the league
Meanwhile, champions Chelsea paid a club-record fee to recruit Denmark forward Pernille Harder from Wolfsburg.
Ex-Arsenal defender Scott, who retired from football two years ago, feels the influx of talent is a mouthwatering prospect and signifies a major milestone for a competition which launched a decade ago.
'I love it. It's so exciting. I think when the WSL started, it always had the ambition to want to go on to be the best league in the world,' said Scott.
'What we are seeing now, we've got Euro medallists, World Cup winners, we've got our homegrown stars like Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood