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27 Jul 2019, 00:00 IST
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Mikel Merino leads Actual Sociedad celebrations in opposition to Actual Madrid

Former Actual Madrid defender Ivan Campo has tipped Actual Sociedad to spring a shock in LaLiga this season.

Imanol Alguacil’s aspect missed out on Europe after ending ninth final season, however three wins of their closing 4 video games – together with a 3-1 defeat of Actual Madrid – restored some confidence to Anoeta earlier than a key loss to Espanyol on the final word day.

The close-season signings of Portu from Girona, Alexander Isak from Borussia Dortmund, Modibo Sagnan from Lens and Madrid teenager Martin Odegaard on mortgage have strengthened La Actual’s case for a shot at a top-four end in 2019-20.

And Campo, a local of San Sebastian, thinks La Actual may very well be the darkish horses in Spain’s prime flight given the flourishing expertise at Imanol’s disposal.

“I believe it is going to be Actual Sociedad [who spring a surprise] this season,” he advised Omnisport, courtesy of LaLiga.

“They’re doing issues the precise manner, they have the brand new stadium, younger gamers coming by means of from the academy. This previous season they performed with one thing like 9 academy merchandise within the crew. Their new signings are producing some buzz across the membership, too.

“Being from San Sebastian and seeing how issues are going there, La Actual are positively my shock crew for the brand new LaLiga season.”

The Ttxuri-urdin are in England for pre-season pleasant matches in opposition to Nottingham Forest, Millwall and Watford.

They begin the brand new season away to Valencia on August 17.

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