Sociedad snap up Jesuli

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Real Sociedad have agreed a deal to take Sevilla's attacking midfielder Jesuli on loan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has been little more than a bit-part player for high-fliers Sevilla this term making just four substitute appearances.

As such, he has now accepted the chance to link up with Sociedad and their coach Miguel Angel Lotina with whom he enjoyed arguably the best years of his career at Celta Vigo.

Although the transfer window is currently closed, Sociedad are set to receive dispensation for the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to play Jesuli straight away due to the career-threatening illness of Igor Jauregui.

The midfielder has been struck down by a chronic fatigue ailment that has ruled him out for several months and there are now growing fears he may never play professionally again.

It is certain he will not play again before January, so Real are entitled to apply for an emergency signing to cover his loss and, with that set to be ratified by the RFEF over the next few days, Jesuli should be cleared to join the Sociedad squad immediately.

The Basque outfit have endured an awful start to the league season and currently sit bottom of La Primera, but Jesuli is determined to play his part in helping them climb the table.

"I have come here to win a place in the team," he stated. "I am very hungry and want to help Real.

"I know our situation is difficult, but there is still plenty of the season left."

Meanwhile, Sociedad striker Morten Skoubo plans to return to his native Denmark as he bids to try and overcome a persistent Achilles problem.

The hit-man has been sidelined for more than six months with the complaint and is growing increasingly frustrated by his lack of progress.

"It's going up and down," he declared. "At times I can run a bit, but other days I get pains and have to give up.

"Right now I have no idea when I can play again - it's worse than a nightmare.

"It is correct that I am investigating the possibility of getting treatment in another country."