Isco’s Future

By | March 30, 2018

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?

One thought on “Isco’s Future

  1. Nikhil Kaul

    I think that Isco will stay at Real Madrid because Zidane knows that Isco is so important to what makes Real Madrid such a formidable opponent. He creates so much value off the bench and is arguably the best 12th man in the world. In addition, Zidane probably sees Isco as the long term replacement for the aging Luka Modric. With Modric 32 now, (only one year older than the outgoing Iniesta on Barcelona) he is reaching the age where his ability will only start to deteriorate as age catches up. If Zidane were to let Isco go, I couldn’t see him going for any less than 70 million euros in the current market. Even this is a pretty low estimate and I would see him going for much more. Zidane is also under absolutely no pressure to sell. Isco recently renewed his contract with Madrid until 2022 and Real Madrid is a financial powerhouse and has no need for the money. I don’t know why Zidane would sell Isco because there is nobody else on the market he could get who is better. Isco is one of the best midfielders in the world right now, and he is only coming off the bench because Real Madrid’s starting midfield is unreal. I do think that Isco won’t tolerate coming off the bench for much longer. Since he knows almost any other team in Europe would guarantee him a starting position, Real Madrid cannot offer as much. But Real is his dream club so it really comes down to whether he values playing time or being a part of his dream more.


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