Alonso: Illaramendi a great addition

Xabi Alonso believes that Real Sociedad youngster Asier Illaramendi will be a superb signing for Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are expected to complete a €30m deal for the Real midfielder within the next few days.

And the former Liverpool man is confident that the 23-year-old will be a success at Santiago Bernabeu.

“He’s a good player who would be an excellent addition at Real Madrid,” he told AS.

“But I prefer not to say anything more.”

Illaramendi is expected to be unveiled as a Madrid man next week.

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