Real Madrid technical director Miguel Pardeza has welcomed the arrival of Asier Illarramendi.
Pardeza admitted they had to pay the midfielderâ€™s buyout clause to prise him away from Real Sociedad.
â€œAsier is a player that has really developed this season in Real Sociedad and in Europe. Heâ€™s earned Real Madridâ€™s trust thanks to that progression, and no one doubts his commitment, capacity and talent. I wish you all the luck in the world and I hope that you contribute to winning as many titles as possible.
â€œReal Madrid deposited the value of the buy-out clause value in the LFP by mutual agreement with Real Sociedad. That was the transaction."