Sociedad acquires QPR’s Esteban Granero on loan
Midfielder Esteban Granero is joining Spanish club Real Sociedad
on a one-season loan from Queens Park Rangers.
Sociedad says the loan deal includes an option to buy the player
at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old Granero transferred from his boyhood club Real
Madrid to QPR last summer, but he could not help the English club
avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Granero joins Sociedad as a replacement for midfielder Asier
Illarramendi, who was bought by Madrid during the offseason.
Sociedad finished fourth in the Spanish league last season,
earning it a spot in a two-match playoff against Lyon on Aug. 20
and 28 for a place in the Champions League group stage.