Real Madrid midfielder Isco has reportedly reached an agreement to join Sevilla on a free transfer at the end of the ongoing campaign.
According to SPORT, Real Madrid outcast Isco is poised to join La Liga rivals Sevilla on a Bosman deal when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
Isco joined Real Madrid from Malaga back in 2013 and enjoyed a lot of success in the early parts of his spell at the Spanish capital club. However, the Spanish playmaker has struggled to feature regularly in the side over the past three seasons, having dropped down the pecking order.
The 29-year-old has made just 14 appearances across all competitions this term, only three of which have been from the start. With his contract expiring at the end of the ongoing season, Isco has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with several clubs across Europe showing interest.
However, it seems like Isco will be staying put in Spain beyond the season by signing for La Liga rivals Sevilla. The Andalusian outfit, who are challenging Real Madrid for the league title this season, have been trying to sign the Spanish international for quite a while now, with manager Julen Lopetegui pushing for the playmaker.
Sevilla has tried to sign Isco in the last three seasons, but Real Madrid refused to reinforce a direct rival. Since his contract end this summer, they will achieve their goal. The sports director of Sevilla, Monchi, has already obtained a yes from Isco. #RMFC [SPORT] pic.twitter.com/6c6m0skOFd
— Football Talk (@Football_TaIk) March 2, 2022
Isco was a permanent fixture in the Spanish national team when Lopetegui was in charge of La Roja. The 29-year-old was also a regular under the manager during his brief stint as the Real Madrid boss. And, he has been eyeing a reunion with the former Golden Boy Award winner since taking over the reins at Sevilla.
The report claims that Isco had a lot of interest from clubs like Borussia Dortmund, West Ham United and AC Milan, who were even willing to match his current €7 million per year wages. However, the Spaniard is believed to have reduced his salary demands to secure his desired move to Sevilla at the end of the season.
To date, Isco has made 350 appearances for Real Madrid, producing a return of 53 goals and 56 assists. It now seems like the 29-year-old will be moving on from the Spanish capital to Seville come the summer transfer window.