Clubs have been put on red alert as Real Madrid midfielder Isco declaring he is not very happy after being dropped by Carlo Ancelotti.
The Spanish midfielder has lost his place over the last few weeks with James Rodriguez returning from injury. Although he has been restored back into the starting XI, all be it due to the injury to Luka Modric, he will be looking to convince Ancelotti to stick with him.
‘I thought he was doing a good job’ said Isco in an interview with Canal+ after beating local rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. The 23-year-old later tried to retract his comments after posting ‘If we all stick together we will go further’ on his twitter account.
His comments will come as music to many clubs ears around Europe as they would jump at the chance of signing the midfielder. With the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez in front of the Spanish star he may consider his future in the summer.
Should Manuel Pellegrini remain in charge at Manchester City they would be in pole position to sign Isco as they were together at Malaga. Isco chose Real Madrid ahead of City and Pellegrini two years ago but he may be open to the idea now he has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid.
Many feel that the hierarchy at Madrid are forcing Ancelotti to play certain players, a suggestion that has been refuted by the Italian.
Should Madrid become the first team to retain the Champions League Isco may just stick around at the Bernabeu and be happy as a bit part player.