After eight seasons at Real Madrid, Isco is set to leave the Spanish capital at the end of the season, when his current contract expires. The 29-year-old is yet to decide on his future club but it rests assured that his contract will not be renewed.
The downfall of Isco’s career has been rather tragic. From winning the golden ball in 2013 to being a key member of the squad in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns, Isco now finds himself at the bottom of the club’s pecking order.
During Carlo Ancelotti’s first stint at Real Madrid, Isco was his most preferred player with the Spaniard earning the most appearances under the Italian in his first two seasons. But that Isco was a completely different player as compared to what he has regressed into today.
Nonetheless, at 29, there’s still a beacon of hope for the former Malaga player to salvage his career. According to Juanfe Sanz of El Chiringuito TV, Isco is on the radar of Sevilla, who are keen on signing the player on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Isco’s potential move to Sevilla next summer is a win-win for everyone
I doubt anyone would disagree that Isco’s departure next summer is actually a win-win situation for everyone. While Real Madrid would not receive a transfer fee for the 29-year-old, the club would get him off their books and save up a significant amount in wages that can be put aside for another midfield signing.
In recent days, the club has been closely linked with the 22-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni, who is undoubtedly a talented youngster that fits the club’s profile for a midfielder.
For Isco, the Spaniard would receive a fresh opportunity to salvage his career. Although Isco is far from his best form, his career is still not over. At the age of 29, with a few years on his side, Isco can revitalise his career under Julen Lopetegui at Sevilla.
Sevilla are currently going head to head with Real Madrid for the 2021/22 La Liga title, and the Andalusians have already started gearing up for next summer to build a stronger team. Isco would most certainly receive more minutes next season at Sevilla than he has received at Madrid the last few years.
With regular minutes, there is a slight possibility that Isco could once again dominate the engine room. Julen Lopetegui has always held Isco in high regard and the same can be said for the player about his former manager. Only time will tell whether or not he plays for Sevilla next season. If he does, it would certainly be a huge boost for Lopetegui’s team.