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Report: Isco turns down Real Madrid contract extension


Report: Isco turns down Real Madrid contract extension

Report: Isco turns down Real Madrid contract extension

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According to Spanish television station La Sexta, the Spain midfielder has a "foot and a half" out of the Bernabéu door and is ready to listen to offers
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Isco could be heading for the Bernabéu exit door, according to Spanish television station La Sexta, who reported that the former Málaga midfielder turned down a contract extension at the Bernabéu two months ago.

La Sexta added that Isco has decided to listen to offers and “does not want to negotiate with Real Madrid. He wants to leave on June 30.”

Isco ready to move on for regular starting role

After four seasons at the club, during which he has never nailed down a regular starting place, it appears that the 24-year-old is finally ready to move on in search of first-team football elsewhere. Isco’s current contract runs until June 2018 and if he is set on leaving this coming summer will the Bernabéu’s last chance to command a transfer fee for the Spain international.

It may be that Isco was irked by the delay in the board getting around to his contract after first hammering out deals with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Lucas Vázquez, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"I'm not going to call them"

In October, when asked about his situation, Isco responded: “If they don't call me about a renewal, I’m not going to call them. It’s a bit odd that they haven’t been in touch yet.”

La Sexta reported that an offer had finally be tabled in November but Isco wanted assurances about his role in the team that were not forthcoming, leading the player to turn down the offer.


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