Real Sociedad and Inter agree McDonald Mariga loan deal

The Kenyan midfielder is set to become the first east African player in La Liga as only formal procedures stand in the way of a transfer to the Estadio Anoeta
Real Sociedad has announced it has reached an accord with Inter for the transfer of midfielder McDonald Mariga on a season-long loan.

The completion of the move is only subject to the 24-year-old passing a medical with the Spanish club, which should happen before the weekend.

Mariga found himself on the fringes of the action at Inter last season, having joined the club from Parma in the winter transfer window of 2010.

The Kenya international, whose transfer to Manchester City collapsed after he failed to secure a work permit, is poised to become Real Sociedad's second summer reinforcement, following the loan signing of Arsenal's Carlos Vela.