The rumours about Isco leaving Real Madrid continue to be triggered with every line-up of Zinedine Zidane. The Spanish playmaker is not the first choice of the coach but every time he’s in the field, he’s the best of the game, deciding many games.
We could see it at Estadio de la Cerámica. Real Madrid were losing 2-0 against Villarreal when Isco came in for Casemiro. From that very moment, Los Blancos had the ball, arrive to Villarreal’s box and they were able to comeback to continue at the top of the table. Isco changed the game, as Zidane said after the game in press conference. After this, the manager admitted that both Morata and Isco deserve more minutes.
Zidane continues saying flattering words to Isco but the Spaniard is out of the line-up in important games. On top of that, against Valencia or Napoli, Isco didn’t even play one minute. At Mestalla, for instance, Real Madrid were losing 2-0 again and they needed a player to be between the lines, but Isco was no option, and Los Blancos ended up losing the game.
In the Champions League, Isco is the player with less minutes in the squad. Even Danilo or Fabio Coentrao have played more time in the Champions League.
Having this in mind, it’s logic to think that Isco can think twice before signing a new contract with Real Madrid. His deal ends in 2018 and this summer the club and the player have to sit down and negotiate either a new contract or selling the player. Isco has several offers on the table for major European clubs, so it’s crucial these months until the end of the current season.
Isco takes advantage of the few opportunities he’s having. Actually, against Espanyol the former Málaga player started the game and he was the best player in the pitch. The same applies to Álvaro Morata, who scored the winner at Estadio de la Cerámica and he’s scored more goals that Benzema this year in La Liga despite having less minutes.
Will Morata and Isco have more minutes until the end of the season, as Zidane admitted they deserve in press conference?