Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spent a little over £270 million to bolster the men’s side and now, the Spanish giants have began their foray into the women’s game with the signing of 2019 FIFA World Cup star, Kosovare Asllani, from Linkopings.
“Proud to announce that I’ll be the first official signing for Real Madrid/Cd Tacon,” Asllani wrote on social media after completing the switch to Spain on Thursday.
She added: “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.”
🇪🇸 Proud to announce that I’ll be the first official signing for Real Madrid/Cd Tacon.
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
— Kosovare Asllani (@KosovareAsllani) July 18, 2019
Kosovare ‘Kosse’ Asllani impressed for the Sweden women’s national team at the World Cup which took place in France earlier this summer, scoring three goals and providing two assists in seven appearances to help the Scandinavian nation finish in third place at the end of the competition.
29-year-old Asllani, who scored for Sweden in their Women’s World Cup third-place play-off 2-1 win over England, announced the move on Twitter, saying: “Excited to write history, to help build and be part of this team’s journey from the very start.”
She has been made the first signing of Real Madrid after the Spanish club ventured into the women’s game by completing the takeover of Primera División club CD Tacón on June 25, 2019, with the deal expected to be fully finalised at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Based in the Spanish capital like Los Blancos, Tacon were promoted to the Primera Division at the end of the 2018/19 season, and will train and play subsequent matches at Real Madrid’s training ground in the 2019/20 football campaign.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 25, 2019
However, Tacon will keep their name for the 2019/20 campaign, but the club will transition into being called Real Madrid in time for the 2020-21 season.
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