Real Madrid midfielder Isco has suggested he will be looking for a move away from the Bernabeu at the end of the season.
The Spaniard, who provided the two assists in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, completed his first full match since October last weekend.
But Isco, who turns 25 this year, is determined not to waste away his career in football. “I am calm with my future, but I am worried about having minutes,” Isco told beIN Sports, as quoted by Spanish newspaper Marca.
Isco at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain, February 18. Manchester City is reported to lead the race to sign the Real Madrid midfielder Isco. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty
“A player’s career is short, so by the end of the season I will make a decision because it is my future that is at stake.”
Real manager Zinedine Zidane has a settled midfield-three in Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, meaning Isco has had to settle for a place on the substitutes’ bench.
Manchester City is believed to be the leading contender for Isco’s services, especially after former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola took over at the Etihad in the summer.
Fellow Premier League club Chelsea has contacted Isco’s representatives, as well as Italian club Juventus, according to Marca.
Real Madrid travels to Valencia on Wednesday as it looks to retain its lead at the top of La Liga.Try Newsweek: Subscription offers