Real Madrid to have women's team in 2019-20

For the 2019-20 season, the Madrid-based women's team CD Tacon has been incorporated into Real Madrid, which paid a reported €500,000.

CD Tacon was promoted last term and Real Madrid announced the merger in a statement on Tuesday.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid will have a women's team in Spain's top division next term after completing a takeover of CD Tacon.

The capital side was promoted last term and Los Blancos announced the merger in a statement on Tuesday.

Madrid is reported to have paid a €500,000 for the deal to go through, with the women's side set to compete with clubs from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid among others next season.

 

"During the course of next season, the 2019-20 campaign, the CD Tacon first team will train and play their matches at Real Madrid City as a part of the transitory collaboration between the two clubs," a Madrid statement said.

Atletico claimed the title last season after winning 28 of their 30 matches to finish six points clear of Barcelona.

In March the top two sides faced off in front of over 60,000 fans at the Wanda Metropolitano, setting a new world-record attendance for a women's club football match.