It’s every player’s dream to play for a club like Real Madrid, with 12 UEFA Champions League titles they’re arguably the best in Europe. Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez (Isco) had his dream become a reality in 2013 when he joined Real Madrid from La Liga side Malaga.
However, recently Isco’s life at Madrid has been anything but dreamy. The appointment of Zinedine Zidane as manager coupled with Gareth Bale’s return to injury has seen Isco’s playing time diminished. Rather than starting matches, Isco often finds myself coming off the bench for the last quarter hour.
Despite struggling for his club team, Isco has been superb for Spain in the last two international friendlies, putting on a formidable performance against reigning World Cup champions Germany and scoring a hat trick against World Cup favorite Argentina.
Although he plays for the national team, Isco may not be in Spain much longer. Recent reports have linked the 25-year old Spanish midfielder with Premier League giants such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and even Tottenham. In spite of these claims, Zidane has publicly stated that Isco won’t be sold and will stay at Madrid in the summer. Isco recently signed a contract extension through 2022 but with the current state of the soccer transfer market, anything is possible.
As a Madridista and a fan of Isco I hope that he stays but ultimately it depends on whether Zidane gives Isco more on-field action.
Let me know what you think. Will Isco leave Madrid this summer? If so, where will he go?