It has been a difficult start to the season for Real Sociedad and the returning Asier Illarramendi has received some criticism given he was the club’s main summer signing. However there have been signs in recent weeks that the 25 year old is re-adjusting to life back at the Anoeta and he is going to 

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This week brought an unhappy two years for Asier Illarramendi to an end when it was confirmed that he had resigned for Real Sociedad. Following his move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, he failed to settle in the Spanish capital and remained on the fridges of the first team. Now in his 

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A Product of La Real’s Academy After rising through the ranks at Real Sociedad’s highly-regarded youth academy in Zubieta, Asier Illarramendi soon became recognised as one of Spanish football’s hottest prospects. Therefore, it came as no surprise that on the 12 July 2013, the talented youngster became the most expensive Spanish player in Real Madrid’s 

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Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival at Real Madrid to takeover from Jose Mourinho is appearing to be more than a simple managerial change. Mourinho’s future became untenable at the Bernabeu despite delivering a league title in his second year, threatening mutiny as he clashed repeatedly, and in one instance even alienated, star players. His departure in favour 

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