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Spanish Playmaker Believes His Time With Real Madrid To End Soon: What Should Zidane Do?

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Marca has recently revealed that Isco believes his time with Real Madrid will end soon as he seeks a move elsewhere in search of more game time. It is understood that the Spanish playmaker is keen on getting more first-team minutes and is willing to part with Los Blancos so that he can regain his status after a long and illustrious career at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (via Marca).

Isco’s Growing Frustrations At Madrid

Isco has looked far from his best this season as he has struggled to perform at a high level for the Madrid giants week in week out. He has made seven appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side but is still looking to score or create his first goal of this campaign.

The 28-year-old has struggled to give a good account of himself so far this season based on his average of 0.9 tackles, 0.6 shots and 1.3 dribbles per game in La Liga. However, he deserves credit for retaining possession well for his side after he made 87.6% of his attempted passes in the Spanish first division (stats via whoscored).

The 38-time Spanish international needs to play regular football if he wants to stay relevant at the top level, so it is no surprise that he is eager to switch clubs when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year.

Isco believes his time with Real Madrid will end soon (Isco is seen in the picture)
Real Madrid’s midfielder Isco kneels on the pitch during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, on November 19, 2016. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

What Does The Spanish Sensation Offer On The Pitch?

Despite his poor form, Isco can still be easy on the eyes as he can dribble past players using his skill and technique in the opposition half. He is proficient at making space for himself and hardly gives away the ball in the final third.

However, his lack of productivity and poor run with injuries has harmed his first-team chances at the Spanish capital, which is why it makes sense for him to seal a move elsewhere during the winter transfer period.

Why Los Blancos Need To Cut Isco Loose This Winter

Isco is surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu as he has fallen behind the likes of Vinicius Junior, Eden Hazard, Lucas Vasquez and Eden Hazard in Zidane’s pecking order. At 28, he needs to play regularly if he wants to make the most out of his time left in his playing career.

Zidane can also benefit from cashing in on Isco as his departure will boost the Madrid club’s finances to make future acquisitions and build a strong squad capable of challenging for top honours in the coming seasons. With all things considered, it is only fair to Isco if Real Madrid sanctions his departure in January so that both the player and the club can move on in search of more success in the future.

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