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Isco confirms Barcelona tried to sign him as a free agent

He never listened to their offer, explained the midfielder.

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon signed his contract extension with the club on Friday morning, even though some fans and reporters thought he was set to become a free agent this winter. The player himself confirmed that Barcelona tried to sign him but he never listened to their offer.

"Maybe there was some contact but I was clear. I never heard anything. My intention was to succeed here, in the team that put their trust in me when I was at Málaga. The goal now is to continue improving, consolidating as a starter and winning many more titles,” said the midfielder.

Isco also explained his new role.

"The coach has been important to me. He’s given me confidence in difficult times. He’s got it right because I'm playing a bit more advanced. I'm close to the goal and getting assists. The coach knows how to get the best out of me and knows me very well,” he added.

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