The Deadline Day didn’t give us any big surprise regarding Real Madrid players. Isco and James Rodríguez will finally stay at the club and will fight to convince Zinedine Zidane. However, there are some former Real Madrid players who finally found a new club in the last day of the summer transfer window.
For example, Álvaro Arbeloa, former captain of Real Madrid, will finally play in a top flight club. There were a lot of rumours about his future and he was linked to Serie A team Milan early this summer. Besides, Spanish club Espanyol also tried to sign the right back but he’s finally joining West Ham United.
It’s going to be the second experience in the Premier League for Álvaro Arbeloa, who played at Liverpool from 2006 to 2009, scoring two goals in the League and appearing in 66 games. The 33-year-old Spanish international will have his last opportunity to play in a top-flight club and fight for playing European competitions again.
Arbeloa will wear the Hammers t-shirt with the number ‘5’: “I’m very happy to arrive to a big club and come back to the Premier League. It’s a big opportunity”, Arbeloa said after joining West Ham. The East London official website recalled that Arbeloa won the World Cup and the Euro with Spain.
“Modric and Kovacic spoke great words about Bilic. I hope I can learn a lot. The coach wants to see me as soon as possible”, Arbeloa said after taking some pictures in his new home, the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
Arbeloa’s contract with Real Madrid expired in June and the club prepared a great farewell for the right back after lifting the Champions League in Milan. Arbeloa played seven seasons at Real Madrid, after coming back from Liverpool, winning one La Liga trophy, two Copa del Rey, one Spanish Supercup, two Champions League, one UEFA Supercup, one FIFA World Cup. With the Spanish national team, Arbeloa won one World Cup and two Euros.