Illarramendi Reject Bids from Athletic Bilbao
Madrid – Asier Illarramendi had a chance to leave Real Madrid and join Athletic Bilbao in the January transfer window. But, Illarramendi rejected.
Future Illarramendi in Madrid a question mark after the club brought Lucas Silva of Cruzeiro. Before Lucas came just a chance to play Illarramendi has been limited, especially now.
Illarramendi, who is now 24 years old, recently rumored to be a target of Bilbao. The offer from the Los Leones was confirmed by Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. However, according to Ancelotti, Illarramendi had no intention of leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
“I did not ask for any of the club. It is true that he got an offer from Athletic, but he is happy here,” said Ancelotti at Soccerway.
“He saw the situation and decided to stay and we’re glad he did it. We liked the professionalism and whenever he plays he always look good,” he said.
Illarramendi this season has appeared in 22 games in all competitions. But, she was just eight times a game as a starter.