David Silva trained with his new Real Sociedad teammates for the first time since his free transfer from Manchester City on Monday.
The 34-year-old signed a two-year deal at the LaLiga club in August and is in line to make his debut for his new side against Real Madrid on Sunday.
Imanol Alguacil’s side achieved a sixth-place finish last term, which was enough for them to qualify for this season’s Europa League.
Silva joined the Basque club in controversial fashion as he was close to signing for Serie A club Lazio just days before he chose Sociedad as his next destination.
The Italian side were convinced the Spaniard was going to put pen to paper and join them, with Lazio star striker Ciro Immobile publicly revealing they were ‘waiting for him with open arms’.
But Lazio then started to complain that Silva was rejecting their telephone calls and before they knew it, the midfielder was pictured in the blue and white of Sociedad and not of the Serie A side.
Silva had intended to start training straight away but tested positive for coronavirus on the day he was announced as a Sociedad player.
He had not met his teammates by that point, so the rest of the squad was allowed to train, but Silva had to wait 14 days in isolation before returning to the training field on Monday.
Silva has been bought by Sociedad as a replacement for Martin Odegaard, who had a successful loan spell in San Sebastian last season.