Real Madrid midfielder Isco’s future at the Bernabeu looks in doubt after reportedly falling out with new manager Santiago Solari.
The 26-year-old is yet to start a game under Solari and it’s understood that he is considering his future in the Spanish capital.
Isco became a key figure for Los Blancos after signing from Malaga in the summer of 2013, making 253 appearances across all competitions, but his time with Real could be coming to an end.
Reports claim he refused to shake Solari’s hand following the shock 3-0 defeat at Eibar last weekend and he was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Roma.
Solari has played down Isco’s omission from the matchday squad, despite the fact that he travelled with the rest of the team to Italy, and insists his decisions are made purely on a sporting basis.
“They’re decisions you take in the moment for certain situations. We’re here to make those decisions and that’s that,” Solari said.
“Decisions are almost always sporting, except in exceptional circumstances — which is not the case here.
“Starting or being on the bench is a problem that doesn’t exist. We’re here to give our all, 100 percent and to get picked that way. I’ve always seen it like that and I’m not giving it more importance. We’ve a squad of 24 players.”
Reports in Spain suggest that Isco is not happy about Julen Lopetegui’s departure earlier this term and the playmaker is yet to accept the appointment of Solari.
Real Madrid supporters have always backed Isco and the ongoing situation is understood to have caused consternation amongst the fans.
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