Real Madrid have announced that their merger with Club Deportivo Tacón has been ratified, meaning the club will have a women’s team for the first time during the 2020/21 season.
Los Blancos began investing in Tacón at the start of the 2019/20 campaign, but the Madrid based side will now be merged and a new Real Madrid Women’s side will be formed next term.
The club announced the news in a statement published on its website.
“Real Madrid CF communicates that it has sent the Royal Spanish Football Federation the corresponding documentation to make effective the merger by absorption of the Club Deportivo Tacón, for women’s football, as approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly of Committed Members held on 15 September 2019,” the press release read.
“The Royal Spanish Football Federation has informed us that said documentation is correct, so the merger will be effective when the current 2019-20 football season is definitively terminated.
“Real Madrid will play the women’s soccer competitions from the next 2020-21 season, with Ciudad Real Madrid hosting their matches and training sessions.
“Likewise, our women’s soccer academy will be made up of the Senior, Youth and Cadet teams. A quarry structure that will allow us to remain faithful to our philosophy of detecting, training and developing young talents. Our teams will also play their respective competitions starting next season 2020/21.
“Real Madrid is looking forward to this new challenge with the commitment of promoting the promotion of women’s football and contributing to its development and growth in our society.”
Real will be hoping that the merger improves results on the pitch. Despite considerable investment,
Tacón struggled this season, losing to de facto Clásico rivals Barcelona heavily and eventually finishing 10th place in the Primera Iberdrola.