The declaration, that was made live on TV, was accompanied with, “Xavi has already talked to him.”
Now 29, Isco is the fifth-choice central midfielder at Madrid after Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, and Eduardo Camavinga. He’s made just nine appearances this season, scoring one goal, and averaging 0.4 chances created per game.
The Spaniard is evidently not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans, and is set to depart on a free transfer in June 2022.
Isco has been linked with a Barcelona move several times in his career, understandably so. After all, he did grow up supporting the garnet and blue, and was even pictured in an away Barça kit before his move to madrid in 2013.
While El Chiriguito are not reliable at all, if this move does go through, it would be the first direct exchange between the two clubs since 2007. Javier Saviola was the player who made the switch to the Spanish capital from Barcelona.