Santiago Solari says that he does not know where the future of Isco would lie.
Spanish midfielder Isco featured heavily under Julen Lopetegui, but he has not been able to break into the new manager Santiago Solari’s starting eleven in the last three months.
He has never started a game in the La Liga under the Spaniard and has come off the bench six times, and three times he was an unused substitute. However, he has been a regularly featured in the Copa Del Rey and has started one game in the Champions League group stages against CSKA Moscow which ended in a 3-0 loss to the Los Blancos at Santiago Bernabeu.
After having immense success at Malaga, he headed the list of several clubs, but Florentino Perez did not want to miss out on his signature. However, he has never justified his move with poor contributions towards the final third and has been inconsistent from minute one at the capital city of Spain.
Despite not playing regularly, he has been used a squad player by Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane. But, he has never been able to draw the attention of the current manager and it looks likely to see him in other colors with Chelsea, Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City reportedly looking to secure his signature.
Mikel Arteta called Real Madrid’s Isco last week to see if he would be willing to join Manchester City. Madrid would like to use Isco as makeweight to sign Kevin De Bruyne or Eden Hazard. [@eduardoinda on @elchiringuitotv] pic.twitter.com/yxBYZ5nZ2W
— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 15, 2019
It is no doubt that the Los Blancos would demand a fee 70 million upwards, but he has never lived up to his expectations. It will be interesting to see where he would end up in the upcoming months. But, the chances are staying are higher should Real Madrid appoint any other manager.
With many teams circling the Spaniard, Solari was asked a question if Isco would leave happily if any suitable offers are put on the board.
Real Manager responded by saying “You said it. I’m just a coach.” at the press conference on Tuesday.
— Ghanamotion.com (@ghanamotion) January 15, 2019
Why has Isco been frozen out at Real Madrid?
Sorry Santiago, we’re not buying this 🙄 pic.twitter.com/b9HOWyFyhq
— Goal (@goal) January 15, 2019
😱🤩 Reports suggest Real Madrid are interested in a swap deal for Dybala with Isco going the other way
— TheSportsman Transfers (@TSMTransfers) January 15, 2019
Santiago Solari has a contract until 2021 which will force Isco to think twice before taking a call. But, if the results do not improve in the near future, there is every chance of seeing him getting the exit door aftermath this season.
Although, rumours are rumbling it is unlikely to see him move in the January transfer window. If the same continues and the management does not change, there is every chance of making a move from Santiago Bernabeu.