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José Ángel thrilled by Real Sociedad return

Published: Friday 5 July 2013, 16.59CET
Having spent 2012/13 on loan at Real Sociedad de Fútbol, full-back José Ángel has agreed to return to the club from AS Roma for what he predicts will be an "exciting season".
José Ángel thrilled by Real Sociedad return
José Ángel in action for Real Sociedad last season ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 5 July 2013, 16.59CET

José Ángel thrilled by Real Sociedad return

Having spent 2012/13 on loan at Real Sociedad de Fútbol, full-back José Ángel has agreed to return to the club from AS Roma for what he predicts will be an "exciting season".

After agreeing terms on a second successive loan spell at Real Sociedad de Fútbol, AS Roma's José Ángel said the decision to return to last season's fourth-placed Liga finishers was straightforward.

A product of Real Sporting de Gijón's youth setup, the left-back featured in 27 Serie A games for Roma under Luis Enrique in 2011/12 before being loaned out to Real Sociedad last term. Limited to just 11 Liga games as the Txuri Urdin (Blue and Whites) secured a UEFA Champions League play-off place, the defender said he was determined to earn more playing time this time around.

"I knew at the end of last season that I wanted to return as I was treated so well," explained the 23-year-old, a member of Spain's 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship-winning team. "It was easy to reach an agreement when both parties wanted the same thing. Obviously I didn't play as much as I would have liked last season but now there is a new coach here and it is almost like starting again. We are facing a very exciting season."

The Basque outfit have replaced the Stade Rennais FC-bound coach Philippe Montanier with assistant Jagoba Arrasate and the 35-year-old's first real task will be to negotiate a UEFA Champions League play-off in August.

Last updated: 05/07/13 18.16CET

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