Meanwhile, Isco had just 147 minutes under Zinedine Zidane on four appearances during that timeframe, failing to score or assist in 2020/21.

Isco has to leave Los Blancos

Isco performed against Cadiz on Saturday for Real Madrid, but chances were few and far between, and the Spaniard is struggling to build up a consistent run in the side. According to Rivaldo, he could look to leave Los Blancos in search of a leading role elsewhere. Rivaldo believes Isco could draw stimulus from James Rodriguez, who went from being an alternative player at Madrid to becoming Everton’s star man, with three goals and four assists from his first six games. Meanwhile, Isco had just 147 minutes under Zinedine Zidane on four appearances during that timeframe, failing to score or assist in 2020/21.

The Spaniard can look at the situation of James Rodriguez as a good example

“Isco had great days at the club and was an important member of the squad for a lot of time. But this is no longer happening for him at the Bernabeu. So he can look at the situation of James Rodriguez as a good example of how to move forward successfully,” Rivaldo said. “The Colombian striker is shooting the lights in England with Everton. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Isco would decide to make a similar move shortly. Isco is watching James and knows he is very pleased with his decision to leave Real Madrid for a club where he happened to be a regular starter and finally return to his best form. Isco might think of something similar if he keeps being overlooked by Zidane.”

 

With the upcoming European Championship next summer, Isco would like to find his way back to Luis Enrique’s plans. But he has not been called up to La Roja’s team. In the past, the midfielder has been linked to a transfer to the Premier League and specifically linked to Spurs. He joined Real Madrid from Malaga in 2013 and has played 311 appearances, scoring 51 goals and 54 assists.