Monday, 2 September 2019
Nacho Monreal Joined Real Sociedad
DBasia.news – Arsenal has officially sold the 33-year-old left-back, Nacho Monreal, to Real Sociedad. The sale comes ahead of the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
“Nacho Monreal has joined the LaLiga team, Real Sociedad, in a permanent agreement. We want to thank Nacho for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future,” said a statement on the official Arsenal website.
Monreal has played for six years with Arsenal. The Gunners bought it in January 2013 from Malaga with the official price of £ 8.5 million. Monreal has performed 251 times and scored 10 goals at Arsenal.
The former Osasuna player has won three FA Cup titles, three Community Shields, and last season contributed to bringing Arsenal directed by Unai Emery to the Europa League final. At the international level, Monreal has defended the Spanish national team 22 times and scored one goal.
Arsenal is believed to have no objection to selling Monreal because they already recruited Kieran Tierney, left-back, from Celtic this summer. Besides Tierney, there are also Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles who can play as left-back.
At the age of three more heads, it is natural that Arsenal release it this summer, let alone the contract will expire next year. Returning to Spain became a realistic choice for the full name overseer Ignacio Monreal Eraso.