La Real cedes Kevin to Eibar

Kevin Rodrigues will return to play on loan outside of Real Sociedad this next season. His new destination will be Eibar, after both clubs have reached an agreement this afternoon, briefly announced by both sides of the equation. “Real Sociedad and SD Eibar have reached an agreement for the transfer of Kevin Rodrigues to the gunsmith team until June 30, 2021”, says the statement that made official an operation that has accelerated in recent hours.

Kevin Rodrigues will play on loan at Eibar for one season, and then Real Sociedad will have to make a final decision about its future, because the contract ends in 2022. The Portuguese player reinforces a key position in the gunsmith team, which has a serious injury to the left back of José Ángel ‘Cote’ and the presence for that position of Rafa Soares does not finish convincing Mendilibar, as has been demonstrated in the first league game, lining up Pedro Bigas, who is central, on the left flank of the defense.

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It will be Kevin's second loan assignment in a row, after his good performance shown last season at Leganés, where he played 27 games. The Portuguese international has played a total of 56 games in La Liga, scoring two goals and distributing four assists. Kevin did not want to leave the Real on loan again, he wanted to obtain the letter of freedom through a sale to another club, and suitors have not lacked him, but none of them wanted to pay the amount requested by the Real. In the end, he must settle for another assignment and next summer there will be time to solve his future at La Real. Kevin liked in the end the fact that Mendilibar always takes games from his sides and makes them grow. And Kevin's style, being very vertical, has also been very popular with the coaching staff of the gunsmith team.