However hard Isco tries to convince us he’s staying at Real Madrid, it’s looking less and less likely he’ll be at the Bernabeu next season.
The Spain international is a long-term target of Tottenham, with several other clubs being linked with him as he continues to float in and out of Zinedine Zidane’s first XI.
However, Goal report that the playmaker could actually be heading to an even more surprising destination – Barcelona.
Transfers seldom happen between the two La Liga giants, which isn’t that shocking given that Luis Figo had a pig’s head thrown at him when he attempted it.
To really rub it in, Barca are hoping to clinch him on a free transfer in 2018. You can imagine how that would go down with Madrid fans.
For that to happen, Isco would need to turn down a new contract at Real.
Luis Enrique sees him as a potential long-term successor to Andres Iniesta, which is certainly high praise. Enrique can’t be sure he’s staying at Barca, though, so if he leaves the Nou Camp at the end of the season, that too could scupper the Isco deal.