Sociedad eye Albacete star
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 22-year-old stopper enjoyed an excellent first campaign in the top-flight with Albacete and has attracted the attention of a number of sides.
Manchester City have held a long-term interest in the defender, but some of Spain's bigger clubs are now ready to move for the youngster.
Atletico Madrid, now managed by former Albacete boss Cesar Ferrando, are also rumoured to have Ibanez on their wish-list, but Sociedad now appear to be in pole position to secure his services.
The player's agent Alejandro Camano has revealed Ibanez would be interested in a move to Sociedad, but claimed talks had not yet commenced.
"The project of Real (Sociedad) is very interesting to him," stated Camano.
"It is a pretty project, they have good players, a young manager (Jose Maria Amorrortu) with a strong desire to succeed.
"At this point I have had no contact."