There are not any big surprises in Real Madrid Deadline Day. Florentino Pérez already said this Wednesday that the “squad is impossible to be improved” and Los Blancos will not sign any other player this summer. Besides, no stars will leave the club in the last day of the summer transfer window.
The last strong rumour around Real Madrid was the possibility of Isco leaving the club. Tottenham Hotspur made a big bid for the Málaga born playmaker. The Spurs wanted Isco either on loan or in property but the Spaniard has refused both offers. Isco was even linked with Málaga, his previous team, but he doesn’t want to move from Real Madrid.
“I’m staying”. These are the words Isco has said in Florentino Pérez press conference at Santiago Bernabéu when the presidente was unveiling the new agreement between Real Madrid and Hankook, a new sponsor.
With this short statement, Isco has dismissed all the offers he has had in the last days. Tottenham offer was especially appealing for the playmaker. Mauricio Pochettino style suits the midfielder and the Spurs are playing Champions League this year, so it could be the perfect fit for Isco.
However, the Spaniard has finally decided to stay and fight for a position in the team. It’s not going to be easy for Isco, who has started on the bench in the first official games of the season. In the European Supercup, Zidane chose Asensio and Isco only played a few minutes. It was the same situation as in the first game in La Liga, at Anoeta. Now, Isco is injured in his ankle and he missed the first match at Bernabéu stadium against Celta Vigo and he can’t play neither with the Spanish national team against Belgium and Liechtenstein.
If Isco stays in the squad, he will have a lot of competitors to fight with. James Rodríguez is not leaving the club and Marco Asensio has played so far all the games in the starting eleven. Zidane can choose among a lot of players this season and the injuries will no longer be a excuse at Real Madrid.