Real Sociedad 2023/24 – Team Analysis

Discover Real Sociedad’s 2023/24 squad led by manager Imanol Alguacil. Veterans like David Silva and Illaramendi have left the club, however with a solid midfield and Take Kubo leading the front line, La Real fans can expect a promising La Liga campaign.

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Arsen ZakharyanAttacking Midfield20RussiaDynamo Moscow€13.00m
Alvaro OdriozolaRight Back27SpainReal Madrid€3.00m
Kieran TierneyLeft Back26ScotlandArsenalLoan
Hamari TraoreRight Back31MaliStade RennaisFree
Andre SilvaCentre Forward27PortugalRB LeipzigLoan

Real Sociedad’s summer transfer window saw a couple of low profile moves, securing talents like Russian talent Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow for €13.00m and Alvaro Odriozola from Real Madrid for €3.00m. The loan deals for Kieran Tierney from Arsenal and Andre Silva from RB Leipzig also bolster the team’s depth and attacking options. Additionally, the arrival of experienced right-back Hamari Traore on a free transfer from Stade Rennais brings valuable expertise to the squad.

Notable departures

PortuRight Winger31SpainGetafe€3.50m
Ander GuevaraCentral Midfield26SpainAlaves€1.80m
Modibo SagnanCentre Back24FranceFC Utrech€1.00m
Andoni GorosabelRight Back27SpainAlaves€500k
Asier IllaramendiDefensive Midfield33SpainDallasFree

In the summer transfer window, Real Sociedad witnessed the departure of several key players. Notable exits include Portu, a seasoned right-winger, who made a move to Getafe for €3.50 million. Ander Guevara, a central midfielder, departed for Alaves for a reported €1.80 million. Additionally, Modibo Sagnan, a promising center-back, moved to FC Utrecht for €1.00 million. The departure of experienced defender Andoni Gorosabel to Alaves for €500k and the exit of Asier Illaramendi, a stalwart defensive midfielder, who joined Dallas on a free transfer, also marked significant changes in the squad dynamics.

Legendary Spanish midfielder, David Silva has retired.


Manager: Imanol Alguacil

1GKESPÁlex Remiro
2DFESPÁlvaro Odriozola
3DFESPAihen Muñoz
4MFESPMartín Zubimendi
5MFESPIgor Zubeldia
6DFESPAritz Elustondo (vice-captain)
7FWESPAnder Barrenetxea
8MFESPMikel Merino (3rd captain)
9FWESPCarlos Fernández
10FWESPMikel Oyarzabal (captain)
11FWFRAMohamed-Ali Cho
12MFRUSArsen Zakharyan
14FWJPNTakefusa Kubo
16MFESPJon Ander Olasagasti
17DFSCOKieran Tierney (on loan from Arsenal)
18DFMLIHamari Traoré
19FWNGAUmar Sadiq
20DFESPJon Pacheco
21FWPORAndré Silva (on loan from RB Leipzig)
22MFESPBeñat Turrientes
23MFESPBrais Méndez
24DFESPRobin Le Normand

Real Sociedad’s squad for the 2023/24 season boasts a balanced mix of seasoned veterans and promising talents across various positions. Led by the likes of captain Mikel Oyarzabal and vice-captain Aritz Elustondo, the team showcases a blend of experience and youthful energy. With notable players like Alex Remiro guarding the goal and emerging talents such as Arsen Zakharyan and Takefusa Kubo bolstering the offensive front, the squad exhibits a promising depth in talent and potential. Under the guidance of manager Imanol Alguacil, this cohesive blend aims to make an impact in the competitive landscape of La Liga.

Possible Starting 11

Alex Remiro is the starting GK for Real Sociedad. Elustondo is the starting right back, while Tierney might start at LB when fit. Zubeldia and Spanish international Le Normand complete the backline

In midfield, La Real has a lot of talent, a midfield close to the top clubs in Europe. Brais Mendez, Mikel Merino and Zubimendi are all amazing midfielders, wanted by Europe’s best teams. Up front we have Oyarzabal who plays either ST or LW and in most cases Barrenetxea. On the right wing we have the star of the team, one of La Liga’s most dangerous players: Take Kubo.