Real Madrid will have a women's team in the Spanish league system next season, after years of criticism for their reluctance to be involved with women's football.
The club have agreed a deal to buy and absorb CD Tacón, who won promotion to the Primera Division for the first time in their short history this summer, having only entered the league system at the start of the 2016/17 season.
Now, it looks like Real Madrid could've finally opted for buying it's place into first division, at a time when women's football in Spain is having an unprecedented growth.— Bea Redondo (@Iniyi) June 22, 2019
No news yet as to what will happen to Tacon's players or what the plan for the team will be.
The news comes in the same week that Spanish FA general secretary Andreu Camps revealed that more than €20m will be invested in women's football next season, with every top flight match being either shown on TV or streamed live online – with at least three second division matches being aired too.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona dominated the Primera Division last season, both finishing more than 30 points clear of third-placed Levante as Atleti claimed their third successive title; being fired to domestic glory by summer signing and Spain star Jennifer Hermoso.
After the big announcement regarding women's football in Spain yesterday, major reports this morning that Real Madrid will purchase CD Tacon's spot in the Liga Iberdrola and finally enter the women's game.https://t.co/1edycDX3Im— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) June 22, 2019
Meanwhile, Barcelona won their second straight Copa de la Reina and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by an Ada Hegerberg-inspired Lyon.