Italian Serie A football club Inter Milan will launch its own women’s team after agreeing a deal to acquire the rights to the brand formerly belonging to ASD Femminile Inter Milano.
ASD Femminile Inter Milano currently competes in Serie B, the second tier of Italian women’s football, and Inter will now take over its first team and youth squads.
“This is a vital step for the club and one that strengthens an increasingly complete sporting area which has clear plans and a concrete vision for the future,” Inter Milan chief executive Alessandro Antonello said.
“The valuable experience we have gained through our youth academy will be crucial in ensuring the success of the women’s team project. The goal is to develop a link between the various youth categories and the new first-team and Primavera squads, so that we are able to aim for the highest sporting objectives in the near future, as the prestige of the Inter brand demands.”
Through the agreement Inter will join city rival AC Milan, as well as fellow Serie A clubs Juventus, Fiorentina, Roma and Sassuolo in running official women’s teams.