Morientes hopeful of Isco deal

Former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes is hopeful the club’s hierarchy ensures Isco extends his contract at the Bernabeu.

Isco has said he is unsure where he will be playing his football next season and has cited lack of first-team football as a motivation for possibly leaving the club, with his contact expiring in June 2018.

"I like him a lot, he's a different type of player," Morientes is quoted as saying by Mundo Deportivo.

"One of those who decide games and can do something different in the final third on the pitch, where things really happen. In the end he must decide if he really wants to stay at a team like Real Madrid and have an important or secondary role, depending on the talks with the club.

"I believe that today he is an important player for Real Madrid and I believe that Real Madrid know that he is a useful player. So I hope and would like them to reach an agreement for him to stay many years [at Madrid]."

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