Illarramendi to renew at La Real

Real Sociedad are expected to renew the contract of midfielder Asier Illarramendi with the primary objective to raise his release clause, say reports in Spain.

The 28-year-old’s current deal at the Anoeta is not set to expire until June 2021 but his contract contains a €35m release clause which the club are keen to increase.

Marca say the central midfielder is set to become the highest earning player at the club, following Inigo Martinez’s move to Athletic Club Bilbao in January.

Illarramendi, formerly of Real Madrid, is currently on holidays but has given the green light to the deal with president Jokin Aperribay set to sign it off.

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