After joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, Isco has seen many high’s and many low’s, but has persisted throughout. In his seven and a half years, he has had periods of being a week in and week out starter, as well as periods as a rotational piece. Traditionally under Zidane, Isco has been important. In Zidane’s second spell, with crucial matches vs Manchester City and Barcelona in February and March of last season, Isco was a starter and an important piece to Zidane’s tactical puzzle.
Though, since the return from lockdown, Isco has been used more sparingly. He did not feature in the big matches, which included the Manchester City return leg, the visit to the Camp Nou, and the crucial Champions League clash vs Inter Milan. Isco may feel like he has lost Zidane’s trust. The heavy criticism after the Valencia match has also led Isco to feel his time with Real Madrid is coming to the end of its cycle.
In a desire to rediscover a protagonist role, and to once again form as a member of Luis Enrique’s Spain squad, Isco has decided now is the right time to listen to offers. Isco’s father, and agent, has communicated his desire to the club and the club are said to be open to listening to offers.