Roma Women’s all-time top goalscorer and leading appearance maker, Annamaria Serturini, has left the club after five-and-a-half years.
The winger is joining Inter six months before her contract was due to expire and after falling out of favour with head coach Alessandro Spugna.
Serturini leaves Roma with 156 appearances and 41 goals for the club to her name, both record tallies for the Giallorosse.
One of the founding players of the Roma Women squad, who joined at the age of 19, Serturini made her mark by being the top scorer for the side – then managed by Betty Bavagnoli – in their first and third seasons.
At the end of that third season, she was one of the players to score in the penalty shootout that enabled Roma to win their first trophy, the Coppa Italia.
Towards the end of her fourth season at Roma, Serturini became the first player to reach 100 appearances for the club, marking the occasion by scoring in an 8-0 win over Sampdoria that sealed Champions League qualification for the first time.
Last season, her fifth at the club, saw her compete in the Champions League and score at Camp Nou against Barcelona, Roma’s only goal of the quarter-final tie.
This term, though, Emilie Haavi and summer signing Evelyne Viens have been Spugna’s preferred wingers and Serturini hasn’t even been called up to the last few matchday squads.
She has now bid an emotional farewell to Roma and is set to start a new challenge with Inter.
The only remaining members of the original Roma Women squad are now Elisa Bartoli, Claudia Ciccotti and Giada Greggi.