Alonso pens new Real deal
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Alonso has penned a new deal at the club while also clinching a loan move to Segunda table-toppers Numancia until the end of the season.
The midfielder, whose younger brother Xabi also plays for Basque outfit, is now tied to the Estadio Anoeta until 2006.
The 23-year-old, who has been a bit-part player for Sociedad this term, expressed his delight at securing his immediate future, and also the chance to get regular first-team action at Numancia.
"I am very happy with the new contract that I have signed at Real Sociedad," he stated.
"It demonstrates that they believe in me, and have high hopes of my development.
"However, what I need right now is minutes (playing) and the best way of doing that is through a loan.
"I have reached agreement with Numancia, and I am happy."
Alonso underlined, however, that there was no chance of a permanent deal with the Soria-based outfit.
"My journey to Soria will be a return. That is what I want, to return to Real (Sociedad) on June 30."