Illarramendi returns to training - and fans implore him to stay
Real Sociedad supporters turned out at Zubieta to urge Asier Illarramendi: "Don't go to Real Madrid". The player offered no comments to the media.
Real Sociedad’s Asier Illarramendi returned to training at the Basque outfit on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who was the subject of a 35 million euro bid from Real Madrid on Wednesday, had remained on holiday after helping Spain Under-21s to glory in the Under-21 European Championship in Israel.
And the midfielder left the La Liga side’s training complex to shouts of “Illarra please stay!” and “Don’t go to Real Madrid!” from the ‘La Real’ fans who had turned out to watch the team’s evening training session.
Illarramendi offered no comments to the media, avoiding questions over his future from journalists as he signed autographs for young fans.