Real Sociedad confirm signing of Real Madrid player

Centre-back Diego Llorente has left Real Madrid on a permanent transfer.

Llorente has spent the last two seasons on loan, gaining experience in La Liga with Rayo Vallecano and Malaga.

He made 25 appearances for the latter in 2016/17, making no defensive errors and ranking second in the Malaga squad for aerial duels won (54).

The 23-year-old also earned an international call-up, playing the final 31 minutes of a friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in late May.

Now, he has completed a move away from Madrid, to Real Sociedad.

As confirmed by Sociedad’s official website, Llorente has penned a five-year contract. He will link-up with his new teammates on 7th July for the start of pre-season.

Llorente said on the move: “[I’m] very happy to have the opportunity for a club like Real Sociedad to notice me. After two loans I have already gained a level of experience to face more important challenges.

On what he’ll bring to the side, he added: “Work, effort and sacrifice.”