Nuri Sahin joined full-scale training at Real Madrid yesterday.

The Bosman signing from Borussia Dortmund has not appeared for Real due to knee problems, but took part in full training with the rest of the senior squad.

Sahin will be held back from tonight's game against Villarreal and is unlikely to make the trip to Real Sociedad.

The Bundesliga Player of the Year is expected to make his competitive debut on November 6 against Osasuna.