Isco shoots down Barca talk

Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco claims “some people feel the need to invent things” in response to speculation linking him with Barcelona.

Reports over the past week suggested that Barca were hoping to swoop for Isco on a free transfer in 2018, with the 24-year-old prepared to cross the divide upon the expiry of his Madrid contract.

However, he said after Spain’s 4-1 win against Israel on Friday: “Rumours about Barca? he players are exposed to rumours and everything else.

“We’re used to it. Now that there’s less football on due to the international break, some people feel the need to invent things, I don’t know why…

“I do my talking on the pitch and try to do my best for the team.”

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