Real Madrid’s Isco has said that he is unhappy with his opportunities under Santiago Solari.
The Spain attacker has not started a match in La Liga since Julen Lopetegui’s sacking, fueling rumours that Solari is not a fan of the 26-year-old and that his days could be numbered at the Bernabeu.
Isco had not been a regular starter under Lopetegui, but he was afforded chances in the first team, chances that are now alluding him.
On Thursday, former Madrid player Ruben de la Red spoke about Isco’s situation.
“Real Madrid is a club that does not wait for anyone,” he told AS. “Every player in the squad is good enough to take your place and so whoever isn’t performing to the required level will be left behind.”
Isco replied on Twitter, saying he was not receiving the same chances as his team-mates, but vowed to fight on.
“I completely agree with De la Red, but when you are not getting the same opportunities as your team-mates, that changes things…,” Isco wrote. “Despite that, I’m continuing to work hard and battling for the moment when those opportunities arrive! Hala Madrid!!”.
Totalmente de acuerdo con De la Red,pero cuando no gozas de las misma oportunidades que tus compañeros la cosa cambia… aún así sigo trabajando y luchando mucho a la espera de ellas! Hala madrid!!💙
— ISCO ALARCON (@isco_alarcon) February 7, 2019
Solari is understood to have told Isco that it is not anything personal, but a three-minute cameo against Deportivo Alaves in La Liga last weekend and then being an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw against Barcelona, his prospects have hardly improved.
The Sun claimed earlier in December that Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were are all interested in signing the player, with reports in Spain claiming he and Solari’s relationship is a “ticking time bomb”.
Isco, who has a huge €700m buyout clause in his contract, is under contract until 2022 but Real are likely to get just a 10th of his release clause if they put the playmaker up for sale.
Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu recently admitted that he would be interested in signing Isco, while Liverpool have also been mentioned as suitors for the player.
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