sport news Alex Scott believes 'we can hand on heart say the WSL is the best'

'We can hand on heart say the WSL is the best': Alex Scott believes influx of top signings proves the development of the Women's Super League Alex Scott says the Women's Super League is now the best in the world The WSL has seen a string of high-profile signings over the summer Alex Morgan joined a number of other World Cup winners in the league 

By Ed Elliot, Pa

Published: 00:32 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 01:01 BST, 16 September 2020

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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

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

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

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