After Real Madrid and Real Sociedad completed the 32.190.000€ move for Asier Illarramendi, the player will be unveiled this Saturday 13:00. He will also speak to the media after wearing Real Madrid's uniform. The club will stream the presentation right here, click to watch:
It will be good for Real Madrid to sign this player so early. That way, Illarramendi will be able to participate in the whole preseason stage. Illarra will have enough time to get to know his teammates and also some friendly matches to get used to playing with them. Furthermore, he could earn his starting spot early on, since Xabi Alonso will be forced to miss the preseason because of his pubalgia.
Illarramendi could play both in Xabi Alonso's position and in Khedira's. He's still 23 years old and he will certainly learn how to play the position from Alonso's experience. Illarramendi was one of the key men behind Spain U21's success in the last UEFA U21 Eurocup played at Israel.