Real Madrid is getting involved in the women's game, at last.
Real Madrid have finally confirmed plans to create a women's team after purchasing Madrid based side Tacón CD.
Los Blancos had been the only one of the three major La Liga clubs (Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid) to not have a 'femenino' team.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona both formed the current iterations of their women's teams back in 2001, and have since dominated the Primera Divison de la Liga Futbal Femenino; winning seven league titles between them.
In an official announcement, Real Madrid confirmed that they would join its fellow giants in creating a women's team:
"The Board of Directors of Real Madrid CF, meeting today, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, has agreed to propose to the next General Assembly of Members to be held, the merger by absorption of Club Deportivo Tacón, of women's football, with effect July 1 of 2020.
"During this next season 2019-2020, the first team of the Tacón CD will train and play their games at Ciudad Real Madrid, in a framework of transitory collaboration between both clubs."
Real Madrid's women's team (as of yet unnamed), will become an entity prior to the 2020/21 season, and we should expect this new side to be bursting at the seams with some of the best and brightest talents in world football.
If it is able to attract stars like the men's side, Europe may well have a team that can properly challenge Lyon on the Champions League stage.