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26th Aug 2015

David Moyes swoops for long-term Liverpool target

Moyesy does it...

Simon Lloyd

Any Liverpool hopes of signing Asier Illaramendi have been dashed by a familiar face.

Illaremendi has left Real Madrid to rejoin Real Soceidad, currently managed by former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes.

Liverpool had been linked with the player since Rafael Benitiez was appointed as Real Madrid manager at the beginning of the season, but it appears the lure of his boyhood club was simply too great to turn down.

“I wanted to return, I haven’t yet spoken to my teammates, later I will speak with them. Real [Sociedad] has always been my first option and I was really wanting to return home, of course,” Illaramendi told reporters.

Real Madrid CF v Juventus - UEFA Champions League

Although it might be a bit of a blow for some Liverpool supporters, enjoying David Moyes’ comical pronunciation of his new player’s name should at least put a smile on their faces…