Reports now confirm that Isco Alarcon now wants to leave Real Madrid in the next winter transfer window due to the lack of playing time received.
Isco’s decline over the past three seasons at Real Madrid has been shocking. The former Malaga midfielder was once an undisputed starter at the club and even played a crucial role in Los Blancos ’historic threatening peat in the UEFA Champions League. However, since the 2018/19 season, the Spanish midfielder has shown signs of decline and has since rapidly retreated.
So far this season, the 28-year-old midfielder has just played eight games in The League, totaling 308 minutes. This is a clear indicator that Isco has not used much this season, however Isco has also not managed most of the opportunities that Zinedine Zidane has presented to him so far this season. It’s like Rodrygo’s case, the youngster doesn’t start often but always takes advantage of every opportunity Isco fails to capture.
At the age of 28, Isco must play or at least start every game, as the Spaniard enters the first years of his career. However his physical fitness and speed of work are extremely poor, which is one of the many reasons why Zidane did not give the player many opportunities.
Zinedine Zidane herself has also publicly acknowledged the lack of playing time Isco has received so far this season:
Isco will be an important player, it is true that he does not play much and I do not give him the opportunity to show the player that he is
Meanwhile, SPORT reports confirm that Isco wants to leave Real Madrid this January transfer window. The Spanish midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League and Everton are one of the few clubs linked with the player.
So far Real have not received any offers for their midfielder, however the player is eager to leave the club in search of playing time. The Premier League and Serie A appear to be the two targets where Isco could head, as Everton and Juventus have shown great interest.