Barcelona might go into business with Real Madrid for the first time in 15 years as Spanish outlet, El Chiringuito has reported that Isco has agreed to join the Catalans. The former Real superstar, Isco, has fallen out of favor after a series of underwhelming performances, and now he is ready to leave the club. He is reaching the end of his contract at the end of the current season and with Carlo Ancelotti not favoring him or even trying to give him a fair opportunity, it is easy to see why he is willing to join the Catalans.
Isco is 29 years old and is still in the prime of his career. He might not be the prolific player that he once was however, he still has the ability to play top-tier football. He needs to reignite his passion for the game and that will not happen if he is just sitting around on the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu. The last person who moved from the Catalan side to the Madrid side was Javier Saviola and there is always insurmountable hate from the fans when a player moves between the two clubs. Making such a controversial move is a tough decision however, given the fact that Isco hardly plays anymore, the fans might be indifferent about the move.
Ancelotti has already stated that the player is not the problem but the fact that the team is playing very well without him means that the team does not really need him. He is not a bad player and he might be doing well on the training grounds however, the manager won’t change a team that is giving consistent results.
This deal may hinder the relationship between Barcelona and Real Madrid
Reports state that a deal in principle has been reached between the player and the club however, nothing is certain and we won’t know whether he is moving to Barca or not until an official statement is released.
While Isco has reportedly agreed to join, according to El Nacional Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has issued a warning to Barca chief Joan Laporta about breaking the pact between the two sides. The report claims that Perez is ready to approach Barca players in the future as well as in the present, like Ousmane Dembele, if Isco ends up in the Nou Camp.
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