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Illarramendi relishing Alonso link-up

July 15, 2013
By Duncan McMath
New Real Madrid signing Asier Illarramendi has told Real Madrid TV that Xabi Alonso, who many believe the midfielder has been brought in to replace, will be a key figure in his development.

Madrid completed the signing of Illarramendi, 23, from Real Sociedad for €38 million last week.

And with Alonso turning 32 in November and currently recovering from surgery on a groin injury, there have been suggestions the Spain Under-21 international's arrival will pave the way for ...

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