NEWS
Saturday July 20 2013
Sacchi full of praise for Isco & Illarra

Former Milan and Italy Coach Arrigo Sacchi believes that Real Madrid have done well in signing Isco and Asier Illarramendi.

The Spanish youngsters joined Los Blancos earlier this month for a combined fee of €90m from Malaga and Real Sociedad respectively.

But the former director of football at Santiago Bernabeu believes that Carlo Ancelotti’s men will reap the rewards.

“I think it's great and I'm glad Florentino is putting faith in youth,” he told Marca. “I have a lot of time for the club and its President.

“I was blown away by Illarramendi. He's a fantastic player. He can defend, he gets forward well, he reads the game well and can go long or short with his passing. I think he has a lot to offer Real.

“Isco is different, but he's a great player too. He's extremely gifted and can be a game-changer.”

Football Italia website