Asier arrived at Real Madrid thanks to his great performances for Real Sociedad in qualifying for the Champions League. His leadership skills in midfield helped the Basque team to have one of the best ever seasons.
His role model is Xabi Alonso who he admires greatly and considers “one of the best in the world”. Illarramendi hopes to follow in Alonso’s footsteps and prove his potential. He has great vision, hits long passes with precision and is surely destined to become one of the key players in Spanish football.
An international player with all of the junior squads, and especially important in helping to win the Under-21 European Championship, Madrid had no doubts about adding him to the squad. As a Madrid player he won four titles, including La Décima.