Arbeloa and Illarramendi near Real Madrid exit

Arbeloa and Illarramendi near Real Madrid exit


Spanish internationals Alvaro Arbeloa and Asier Illarramendi are close to leaving Real Madrid in the summer transfer market.

Rafa Benitez has confirmed Los Blancos directors that he doesn’t count on these two players for his project and the club is already working on reaching a satisfactory deal for their exit.

Arbeloa has spent the last six seasons playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, where he arrived from Liverpool in a four-million-euro deal. The arrival of Brazilian right-back Danilo has left him without any choices of playing any minutes next season, and it was expected that he would seek for a transfer.

The 32-year-old could be set to return to the Premier League, as London side West Ham have shown an interest in signing him. He also has received offers from the Italian Serie A.

Meanwhile, Illarramendi could finally leave Real Madrid after two poor seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu. With Casemiro returning from Porto and Los Blancos pursuing the signing of another midfielder, there seems to be no room for the Spaniard.

Illarra was close to moving to Athletic Bilbao in the winter transfer market, but he refused to sign for the arch-rivals of Real Sociedad, his childhood club.

The 25-year-old cost Los Merengues 38 million euros and they expect to get some revenue from his sale. Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus have shown a big interested in the Spanish midfielder. Basque sides Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad also want him.


  1. realmadrid should let the two players go(arbeloa and illara)and also let go of Fabio coentrao.sign another leftback so that it can be a backup for Marcelo.

  2. please realmadrid should sign the real Zaragoza young defender Jesus young prospect for realmadrid.

  3. This is very good news, those two unprofessionalised players would have gone since. Thanks God, their contract is to be terminated recently at Real Madrid. We wishe them successful future. Good bye!

  4. yeah I think it’s over for them, they have to leave hence they don’t add any impact to the club. HALA MADRID

  5. absolutely, Illarramendi and arbeloa would leave real madrid its good ideas,
    and to have Arturo Vidal in the club with return our loaner player Casmiro in the club.

  6. I am very happy to real madrid becouse they will leave two player’s that is good i need to madrid leave player nacho becouse his never playing good game in madrid good by

  7. I think its gud move, they are suppose to av gone a long time ago, but its never too late. I wish them the very best

  8. atlast,sanity has returned to my darling club.arbeloa ought to have gone long before now.God,thank u for letting this cup past over us.