Al Thani ‘retires’ Isco’s No 22

Malaga owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani has seemingly unofficially confirmed Isco’s departure from the club this summer.

Isco is heavily speculated in Spain this week as having accepted a deal to move across to Real Madrid, after two years at La Rosaleda.

On from a particularly notable second season, Malaga’s owner has indicated in a posting through his official Twitter account that the player is indeed leaving.

“shirts No . 22 will not be available to any other player in the Malaga cf courtesy to the player Isco,” wrote Al Thani, implying his unofficial intention to retire the 21-year-old’s shirt.

Spanish Football League (LFP) regulations do not allow for clubs to retire shirt numbers.

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