During the summer of 2019, Valentina Giacinti found herself in CD Tacón’s (Real Madrid) sights after a successful World Cup campaign.
She, along with fellow Italy international Alia Guagni, were being actively courted by the team, but both players eventually turned Madrid down. Recently, more details have emerged about Madrid’s courtship of Giacinti via an article from Spanish outlet AS.
Valentina Giacinti, captain of AC Milan, refused to be a part of the project that Real Madrid began to build last summer and whose first stop was CD Tacón, a club recently promoted to La Liga Iberdrola (Spain’s first division), and absorbed by the Concha Espina’s team, in preparation for the club’s entry into women’s football, which something that will take effect next season.
Last summer, after the official takeover of CD Tacón by Real Madrid, the club began to lay the foundations for the project with a few, remarkable signings.
Kosovare Asllani, a Swedish international and one of the stars of the last World Cup, joined as well as her compatriot Sofia Jakobsson. French player Aurelie Kaci and Brazilian Thaisa Moreno – who was also a member of Milan – signed, and they were one step away from sealing the deal with Giacinti, who was Thaisa’s former partner and the captain of the Rossonere team.
Madrid contacted her (Valentina) and the player also went to the Valdebebas facilities to visit her former partner, but ultimately, last season’s Serie A capocannoniere (21 goals) had preferred to stay at Milan. Real Madrid will make its debut in the Primera Iberdrola for all intents and purposes next season.
Last September, the General Assembly of Real Madrid approved the merger of CD Tacón into the team, which will go into effect on July 1st, 2020. The hastiness of Los Blancos decision to enter into women’s football, which was made late last June, also prevented CD Tacón from becoming the women’s Real Madrid, because the decision had to be ratified by the Assembly before July 1st .
But unofficially, CD Tacón is already part of Madrid, as it trains and plays in Valdebebas (at the Ciudad Real Madrid).