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Xabi Alonso advises Liverpool starlet on Sociedad move
Liverpool starlet Dani Pacheco has been winning rave reviews for his performances at the European Under 19 championships and may now be seeking his fortune outside of Anfield.
The 19-year-old, originally poached from Barcelona in the summer of 2007, is yet to win much in the way of first-team football and is now wanted by Real Sociedad back in Spain. And Pacheco has turned to former team-mate and one-time Sociedad player Xabi Alonso for advice about heading to San Sebastian for a loan move he clearly fancies.
"He is the person who is helping and advising me. If a person such as he has been happy there, anyone can be happy," Pacheco said of the World Cup winner to El Mundo Deportivo. "I have heard very good things about the head coach Martin Lasarte. I've been told that he focuses on young people who have character, who like to play good football."
"Of course, the chance to move to Real Sociedad appeals, no doubt. It is a team where I can come in handy. I have heard great things about the club, the city, the people and if things go well, I'll be happy to play there."
Pacheco will play in Friday evening's U19 final between Spain and France after scoring four goals in his team's march to the final in Caen.