Isco pleads for Madrid stay?

Isco has reportedly pleaded with Real Madrid that he remain at the club for at least the next two years.

According to AS, the midfielder informed Los Blancos’ hierarchy, “I have two years left on my contract and I want to honour them” in response to speculation the club were ready to move him on.

Furthermore, the newspaper has taken issue with Madrid’s reported stance that Isco has failed to maintain his 2014-15 form, comparing his four goals and 12 assists in 2,153 minutes this term to ​six goals and 14 assists in 3,756 minutes last time out.

Isco started seven of the Frenchman’s first eight games but was dropped after Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico on February 27 and has since been forced to rotate with James Rodriguez, Mateo Kovacic and Lucas Vazquez.

Nonetheless, the 23-year-old is understood to be optimistic about turning his career at the Santiago Bernabeu around, before all-but-certainly participating in his first major international tournament with Spain at Euro 2016.

Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have all been credited with an interest in the former Valencia and Malaga man.

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