Asier Illarramendi is headed to the Lone Star State…
FC Dallas has announced the signing of the 33-year-old Spanish professional footballer and LaLiga veteran for the remainder of the 2023 season.
Illarramendi spent the past nine seasons at Real Sociedad, where he registered 11 goals in 167 appearances during his second stint with the Spanish side.
“Asier is a high-quality midfielder who brings more than a decade of experience in La Liga,including three years during a remarkable run at Real Madrid,” FC Dallas technical director Andre Zanotta said. “His leadership will be an asset to the entire organization.”
Illarramendi will occupy an international roster slot with FC Dallas.
Later Thursday, FC Dallas also traded homegrown midfielder Edwin Cerrillo to the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for $200,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money and up to $400,000 in conditional GAM if certain performance metrics are met.
Cerrillo played in 87 matches for FC Dallas since debuting for the club in 2019. He has four career assists.