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Isco’s Time At Madrid Set To Come To An End

Joel Pattison

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Isco’s Time At Madrid Set To Come To An End

Spanish midfielder Isco seems to be surplus to the new Real Madrid managers plans as he is yet to even played 90 minutes under Santiago Solari.

Isco hasn't started any of Madrid's last six matches and has only picked up 78 minutes of game time throughout that period.

The Spaniard's last start was in the Spanish giants embarrassing 5-1 defeat to El Clasico rivals Barcelona, which was also Julen Lopetegui's last game in charge.

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Credit: PA

Things got worse for Isco last night as he travelled with the squad to Rome for their crucial Champions League clash with Roma, although, he didn't even make it onto the bench.

Solari defended his decision in his post-match press conference, saying: "There are specific decisions for specific moments.

"We are making decisions and that's it, they are almost always sporting except in rare cases, but that doesn't apply here.

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Credit: PA

"We're here to give everything and who starts and who is on the bench is a fictitious problem that doesn't exist."

However, Madrid-based radio station Cadena Cope understands the relationship between the pair is 'broken' following a bust-up at the weekend and Solari only brought Isco to the Italian capital to avoid controversy.

Meanwhile Don Balon, another Spanish news outlet, report that Madrid are willing to sell the midfield maestro for 70million Euros, they also understand that AC Milan, Arsenal and Napoli have all made 'concrete contact' regarding the 26-year-old.

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Credit: PA

However, they are not willing to pay more than 50million Euros for the player, while Juventus are also believed to be interested.

It is understood Isco wants to leave the club, although, he would rather leave in the summer than in the upcoming transfer window, but if Arsenal were to lose Aaron Ramsey in January they could well make a move for the World Cup winner.

9/1 says the 26-year-old will be a Juventus or Arsenal player by February 1, while it's 10/1 that he makes the move to Manchester City or Napoli and AC Milan are 12/1 to sign him by the end of the winter window.

Joel Pattison
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