Real Madrid Officially announce women’s football team

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 02: A general view outside the stadium ahead of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 02, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 02: A general view outside the stadium ahead of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 02, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid has officially announced its women’s soccer team, we take a look at the ins and outs of the historic move and how fans have reacted.

It’s been known for several days now that Real Madrid will have its own women’s team, but today the infamous Comunicado Oficial was sent out via Twitter amongst other social media platforms.

As was reported, Real Madrid has come to an agreement to propose a merger with Club Deportivo Tacón effective July 1, 2020. This would mean that Madrid would own the team through absorption over the course of the year.

According to the official statement released by the club, Tacon’s first team will practice and play their 2019-2020 season out of the Real Madrid City. This will allow for a smooth and timely transition for both organisations.

As per ESPN, Real Madrid’s board has elected to purchase Tacon for a fee of €500,000. Quite a sizeable amount for a club that ranks within the top five teams on Forbes annual list. That being said, Madrid will own Tacon’s first team which has 20 players as well as six youth teams with 103 players in total.

Tacon earned their promotion to La Liga Femenina Iberdrola after a playoff match against  Santa Teresa. Deportivo Tacón, already in Madrid, was founded in September of 2014 and made their rise top flight after three seasons in the second division.

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It’s been a long time coming for Real Madrid, a club that has been criticised in recent years for its lack of support in the women’s game. Rivals Barcelona have been a part of the women’s league since its inception in 1988 which puzzled supporters of Madrid as to why they lacked a women’s side.

Now turning a new page in its history, Real Madrid fans will hope to see volumes written on its women’s team. Fans have gone so far as to edit their favourite players in this years kit, in hopes it will attract attention to those in power.

Twitter user @RMPelu17 used their talents to put the Real Madrid kit on some of the worlds best players including Ada Hegerberg, Tobin Heath, Samantha Kerr, and Marta.

In the bottom right of the picture is Spanish footballer Veronica Boquete who currently players in the  NWSL, for the Utah Royals FC. The edit caught the eye of Boquete who in fact liked the Tweet, causing some fans to raise their eyebrows.

In an interview with Boquete on Spanish outlet AS the forward was asked about possible involvement with Real Madrid after rumours of the purchase started to swirl. Boquete answered, “Who wouldn’t like to be a part of the Women’s Madrid?”

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