Isco explains why he’ll look elsewhere from Real Madrid amid Man United links

by Leo Nieboer


Real Madrid midfielder Isco has made it clear he will consider a move away from Spain at the end of the season if he doesn’t receive sufficient game time from Zinedine Zidane.

The Spaniard, who came to Madrid in 2013, has only made four league appearances for Los Blancos so far this season.

It has been reported that Isco sits high on Jose Mourinho’s list of potential transfer targets for next summer, alongside the likes of Antoine Griezmann and James Rodriguez.

The 24-year-old insisted he would look elsewhere if he doesn’t receive enough game time at the Bernabeu this season.

“If I’ve still only made a few appearances by the end of the season, I’ll look elsewhere,” he said.

“At 24 years of age I have to right to better myself.”

At 24, Isco is approaching the zenith of his career – his physical and mental best, you could say. With this in mind, why on earth would he want to play at a club that only uses him sporadically?

The Spaniard has the capacity to dictate games with his mazy, technically superb style. His passing is not only magnificent for its range, but also for its subtlety. Everything with Isco feels so effortlessly controlled, as if playing a reverse pass down the left hand side requires about as much attention as brushing one’s teeth in the morning. It just happens.

He is far, far more than a squad player, and with Zidane unlikely to hand the Spaniard an increased amount of opportunities this season, a move to Old Trafford could be on the cards.

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