Florentino Pérez has been working these months to renew the contracts of the most important players in the squad. We could see agreements with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos or Daniel Carvajal. However, there are two players who haven’t extended their contract yet. These are Isco and Pepe.
The Portuguese is set to leave to China at the end of the current season. Pepe’s deal with Real Madrid expires in June and the full back will have a great opportunity to sign a millionaire deal with a Chinese club.
Isco’s situation is completely different. His contract ends in 2018, so he still has one year and a half of contract. Therefore, Real Madrid have to think whether renew his contract this summer or sell him before he could leave the club for free at the end of the next season. Isco is also in a tough position. He’s not enjoying a lot minutes with Real Madrid and he has to think in whether fight for a place with Los Blancos or leave seeking more opportunities.
Isco was about to leave Real Madrid last summer. However, Zidane finally convinced the Spaniard to stay because he was going to be a key player. It wasn’t true until November, when he started playing at a great level. Isco especially shone against Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona, convincing everyone that he should stay at the club. But he’s not very consistent and now he’s again on the bench in most of the games.
Isco has been always flattered by Zidane’s words, but he hasn’t enjoyed so many minutes this season. In La Liga he appeared in 15 games, scoring 4 goals and in the Champions League Isco only played some minutes again Borussia Dortmund, in the last clash of the group stage. Therefore, Isco is not feeling as a key player in the club, and there are several teams in Europe that have already asked about his situation in Spain.
There are only two options in summer. Sell him or renew his contract. What should Real Madrid do with Isco?