Real Madrid star set for Real Sociedad return

AS reports that Illarramendi will return to Sociedad for €15million, €23million less than Real Madrid paid for him two summers ago.

Sociedad midfielder Markel Bergara said: “I hope it finally comes true, I consider him a friend, and I hope he comes, because those who were La Real fans as kids will give everything for this jersey.

“Of course we have been sending him messages, there are always jokes and teasing, because we are friends. I hope he is here with us soon.”