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Asier Illarramendi joins Real Madrid


Asier Illarramendi joins Real Madrid


Spanish giants Real Madrid have signed midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad after agreeing to pay the buyout clause in his contract.

The 23-year-old, who helped guide his former Club into next season’s Champions League, is believed to be the long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso in a defensive midfield position.

Illarramendi, who played a key role in the Spain Under-21 squad’s Euro triumph in Israel a few weeks ago, becomes Carlo Ancelotti’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window after the previous capture of Casemiro, Isco and Daniel Carvajal.

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