Real Madrid’s newly-appointed manager Santiago Solari has made the decision to relegate Isco to a secondary role at Real Madrid, and this could only mean one thing: the reigning champions of Europe look set to part ways with the talented playmaker as soon as the chance arises.
Real Madrid are not going to sell Isco for pennies on the dollar, though – Los Blancos have already established the amount that would convince them to allow the 26-year-old midfielder to leave Santiago Bernabeu. According to a report from OK Diario, the reigning European champions would only allow the former Malaga star to leave for a whopping €700 million. Yes, that’s not a typo.
Isco is under contract with Real Madrid until 2020 and Los Blancos apparently have no intention of letting him leave anytime soon which the aforementioned price tag is clearly stating. But there could be an arrangement for both parties; after all, Isco will barely play under Solari and unless his attitude changes dramatically, he won’t be back with the first team any time soon.
One thing that’s clear is that Real Madrid will not let Isco leave on loan during the January transfer window, while telling the player that he needs to find a club willing to fork out €700 million if he wants out of Santiago Bernabeu.
Isco joined Real Madrid from Malaga in 2013 and has so far played over 165 La Liga matches for the club. He has featured 14 times during the current season, scoring twice.