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Real Madrid Player ‘Desperate’ To Join Barcelona, First Transfer Between Clubs In 14 Years

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 Real Madrid Player ‘Desperate’ To Join Barcelona, First Transfer Between Clubs In 14 Years

Real Madrid midfielder Isco is reportedly hoping to force through a sensational move to arch rivals Barcelona when his contract expires at the Bernabeu next summer.

The Spaniard has made only two starts in La Liga so far this season, while his solitary goal to date in this campaign came in a 6-1 win over Real Mallorca.

As reported by Sportskeeda, Catalan outlet El Nacional claims that Isco's preference would be a move to the Camp Nou - if the deal materialises, it would be the first time that a player has moved between the two clubs in more than 14 years since Javier Saviola made a free transfer to Real from Barça.

The 29-year-old is reportedly willing to pay out of his own pocket for the move after being disgruntled with his lack of game time, and unfounded rumours that he has fallen out with his Real Madrid teammates.

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It is looking like an unhappy end to what has otherwise been a largely successful spell in the Spanish capital for Isco, who has scored 52 goals and registered 56 assists in 342 appearances for Los Blancos.

PA: Isco celebrates with the Champions League trophy.
PA: Isco celebrates with the Champions League trophy.

In the last eight years, he has won four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Supercups, two La Liga titles, two Spanish Super Cups and one Spanish Cup.

But his admiration for the Catalan club is certainly no secret, after pictures emerged of him wearing a Barcelona shirt, while he also had a dog called 'Messi.' Any move cross the divide should therefore pose few issues for the former Malaga man.

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Real Madrid are back in action tonight when they face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, before playing Barcelona in the first El Clásico of the season on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti's men currently sit second in the La Liga table with 17 points from 8 games - three adrift of surprise early leaders Real Sociedad with a game in hand.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Isco, Barcelona, Real Madrid, La Liga

James Hilsum
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