Real Madrid announced the renewal of the contracts of some key players at the end of this year. However, there are still some important footballers whose future is still in the air. The most important one is Pepe, who might leave Real Madrid at the end of the season to play in the Chinese League. There is no rush, but Isco Alarcón has also to renew his contract and there are several clubs interested in him.
According to Diario As, Isco doesn’t want to renew his contract yet. The Spanish playmaker wants to wait until the end of the season to make a decision. Last summer, he was about to leave Los Blancos and there were even rumours in the deadline day. Tottenham Hotspur made a big bid for him, but the Spaniard finally decided to stay in the Spanish capital.
Isco could think it was a mistake at the beginning. Zinedine Zidane didn’t give him many minutes and he even made his debut in the Champions League in the last game of the group stage. However, everything changed when Casemiro, Modric or Toni Kroos got injured. Isco and Kovacic had the opportunity to play and both shined in important games. Especially, Isco was the best player in the derby against Atlético Madrid. The Málaga born midfielder also played El Clásico against FC Barcelona.
Isco doesn’t have any problem with the extension of the new deal or with the salary. The midfielder will renew his contract until 2022 but his main doubts are about the minutes and the role he will have in the squad. For this reason, he wants to wait until the summer to see how many minutes he’s able to play with Zidane. Right now, Isco is the 16th player in the squad, with 916 minutes. Obviously, he wants more time on the pitch.
Besides, Isco can play with a lot of offers. Tottenham Hotspur or Inter Milan were chasing the playmaker last summer and they’d also try to sign him in 2017. Besides, other big teams like Juventus showed some interests. There were even rumours about an interest coming from Barcelona, especially taking in consideration that Andrés Iniesta is in the end of his career.