Real Madrid Launch Women’s Team For 2020/21 Season After Buying Deportivo Tacon
Real Madrid will have a women’s team after agreeing a takeover of Primera Division side Deportivo Tacon.
Spanish news outlet El Mundo reports that Madrid president Florentino Perez has sanctioned a deal worth around €500,000 for Tacon’s licence to be transferred to Real, with the re-branded team to take up their place in the league next season.
A club statement said: “The Real Madrid C. F. board of directors, which met today, 25 June 2019, agreed to propose a merger through absorption of the women’s football club, Club Deportivo Tacon, with effect from 1 July 2020, at the next General Assembly of Members.
“During the course of next season, the 2019-20 campaign, the C. D. Tacon first team will train and play their matches at Real Madrid City as a part of the transitory collaboration between the two clubs.”
City rivals Atletico Madrid are the Primera Division champions and have won the title for the last three seasons.
Tacon were founded in 2014 by the management company of ex-player Ana Rossell, AR10, with the idea of ultimately becoming part of the fold at Real once they had reached the top level.
Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales, who is also vice-president of UEFA, welcomed the proposed move and told reporters:”The more and better teams that are in the competition, the more attractive and harder it will be and it will benefit our national team. Madrid is one of the most important clubs in the world and they will be welcomed.”