Soccer-Real pay $51 million to lure Illarramendi from Sociedad (Reuters)

* Spanish giants pay player’s buyout clause * Seen as long-term replacement for Alonso (Adds quotes, exact buyout fee) By Iain Rogers MADRID, July 12 (Reuters) – Real Madrid extended their new policy of snapping up promising home-grown talent by paying 39 million euros ($50.9 million) to buy Spain Under-21 midfielder Asier Illarramendi out of his contract with La Liga rivals Real Sociedad on Friday. …

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