Juanmi has left Southampton after just 12 uneventful months at St. Mary’s to join La Liga outfit Real Sociedad on a five-year contract.
The 23-year-old joined Saints from Malaga last summer and made just two League Cup starts for the club and 12 substitute appearances in the Premier League.
The Spaniard is now returning to La Liga for the 2016-17 season having signed a contract to stay with Real Sociedad until 2021.
La Real’s sporting director Loren told realsociedad.com: “Juanmi is a major player for the present and far future. He has always expressed a desire to come here.
“He has versatility and scoring ability – two virtues that we greatly appreciated.”