Isco’s decision to stay with Real Madrid after beating arch-rivals Barcelona to the 2016-17 La Liga trophy means an increase in value, a chance to retain his spot as a first team player and of course, better prospects with the winning team.
Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus are said to be battling for the player’s signatures, but he says his future is with Zinedine Zidane’s team.
Zizou’s rotation policy worked magic for Los Blancos, but the former Malaga player earned his Player of the Season Award for his group and solo efforts.
Isco, full names Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez, is currently having the best time of his life at Santiago Bernabeu. He has proved himself a reliable attacking midfielder with a hunger for glory.
For the four years he spent at Madrid, the 25-year-old has fought gallantly for a spot in the star-studded team despite the obstacles posed by Luka Modric, Casemire and Toni Kroos.
The trio were considered better options until the Wales international footballer Gareth Bale suffered an injury.
Although Isco had to wait for that miraculous moment to prove himself as a compliment to the dreadful BBC [Benzema, Bale and Cristiano], he surely knew how not to waste such a rare chance.
The Spanish player has so far won five Star Mahou Player awards as the season’s best player on the star.
His tally for the past season was 11 goals and 7 assists — little wonder he was considered a better player than Ronaldo and the rest of Madrid squad.
For his exploits in Malaga, Isco was nicknamed “The Golden Boy” in 2012. He joined Real Madrid in June 2013 for a fee of €30 million.
Pablo Polo, a sports writer with Marca, declared Isco “the most promising young player in Spanish football,” and now we understand why.
Back in February, Isco told reporters shortly after their win against Espanyol that he wasn’t happy about having less playing time.
His comments sparked speculations that he could be on his way out of Bernabeu but now he has reasons to stay.
“I am calm with my future but I am worried about having minutes,” he said at that time.
“A player’s career is short, so by the end of the season I will make a decision because it is my future that is at stake.”