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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid Sign Athenea del Castillo

The 20-year-old winger is a hotly touted prospect.

Atletico De Madrid V Deportivo Abanca - Primera Division Femenina Photo by Oscar J. Barroso / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images

Real Madrid have officially signed Athenea del Castillo from RC Deportivo la Coruña.

Madridistas were made to wait for longer than expected after being informed that the transfer was all but complete. Things got a little dramatic, with anxiety building and some assuming the worst.

Everyone can relax now. Las Blancas have one of the most talented wingers in Spain. At just 20-years-old, she’s wowed onlookers with her explosive dribbling ability and notched a respectable 9 goals in 32 appearances for Depor in 2020/21.

She is the Sofia Jakobsson replacement on the team sheet unless more signings materialize. While that is a rather large burden to shoulder, Athenea has the talent and the potential to become that kind of player.

Her addition creates a wealth of offensive riches for David Aznar to choose from and should set expectations higher for next season, even if second place is currently a hard ceiling on what Madrid can achieve in the league.