There’s no question about it: in Julia Grosso, Canada have a leading star of European women’s soccer.

The Juventus star’s stellar year has been recognized, as Serie A Femminile has named the 22-year-old as the best midfielder in Italy this season.

The Vancouver native played 20 games in Serie A for Juventus this season, scoring three goals and adding seven assists as the Turin club finished second in the league behind AS Roma. She also secured the fourth major trophy in just 18 months at Juve as her side won the Coppa Italia Femminile.

The stats and the trophy don’t do her season justice, though. Grosso was a driving creative force for Juve throughout the season, putting in consistently excellent performances and serving as the spark for much of the good work her side did going forward from midfield.

Grosso continues to be rightly rated as one of the best young Canadians in the women’s game right now, and rightly so. At only 22, not only has she played 50 games and won four trophy for Juventus already but she has also racked up a half-century of appearances for the Canadian women’s national team and, of course, she scored the penalty that secured Olympic for CanWNT.

No wonder she’s thought to be on the radar of many other top clubs in women’s soccer.

This January, she was touted as a primary target for Manchester City, and last week, more clubs were rumoured to have joined the race. Bids are expected this summer from the likes of French champions Lyon, Spanish giants Real Madrid, and the North Carolina Courage and Orlando Pride of the NWSL.

Juventus remain adamant that Grosso is not for sale. Her contract with the Italian club runs until the summer of 2024, and Juve are thought to be planning on offering a contract extension after this summer’s World Cup.