Madrid outcast Isco has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Real Betis, ready to hand him a two-year contract in the summer.
According to a report from Spanish publication MARCA, Real Madrid playmaker Isco is attracting serious interest from La Liga rivals Real Betis as he closes in on the expiry of his contract this summer.
Real Betis is a possible destination for the 30-year-old playmaker as he prepares for the next step in his career.
Real Betis recently won the Copa del Rey by beating Valencia on penalties and are pushing for a top-four finish this season. They currently sit fifth, four points behind Atlético Madrid in fourth. And manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen on strengthening his squad for the next season, with the team set to be involved in European football.
The report claims that Pellegrini believes Isco can be an essential part of his team, and negotiations are already taking place between the Real Madrid star and Betis over a summer switch. Los Blancos are prepared to offer the 30-year-old a two-year contract with significant wages that would make him one of the three highest-paid players in the squad at the Benito Villamarin.
It now remains to be seen if Isco is willing to accept Real Betis’ proposal or decides to link up with his former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui at Sevilla. What is clear is that the 30-year-old will be bidding goodbye to the Merengues in June.