Having not previously operated a women's team unlike the rest of Europe's biggest clubs, Los Blancos have recently taken over local women's team CD Tacon. The club name will remain unchanged this season, but Tacon will be rebranded to Real Madrid in 2020.
It was therefore Tacon, newly promoted to Liga Femenina after finishing top of the Spanish second tier last season, who announced the transfer. But Asllani herself mentioned both clubs on social media, expressing particular excitement about the famous white kit.
"Excited to write history, to help build and be part of this teams journey from the very start. It'll be a dream to wear the most beautiful jersey in the world starting next season," she said.
Proud to announce that I’ll be the first official signing for Real Madrid/Cd Tacon.— Kosovare Asllani (@KosovareAsllani) July 18, 2019
Excited to write history, to help build and be part of this teams journey from the very start.
It’ll be a dream to wear the most beautiful jersey in the world starting next season. HALA MADRID pic.twitter.com/QnJDSE8wqH
Asllani has played for Chicago Red Stars, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, and it was recently confirmed that her contract with top Swedish club Linkopings had ended early.
The 29-year-old forward was one of the stars of this summer's Women's World Cup in France, scoring three goals as Sweden defied expectation to finish third.