The Spain international has started only three La Liga games this campaign and none at all since the 4-1 defeat to Valencia at the beginning of November, but he will not be involved in the matchday squad for the trip to Elche.
⚽🚨 ÚLTIMA HORA | Isco Alarcón se cae de la convocatoria ante el Elche
➡️ El jugador ha sido padre y por ese motivo no viajará
— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) December 30, 2020
Real Madrid news in recent times has been dominated by the complications brought about by the financial impact of Covid-19 and further sales of first-team squad members may be necessary, particularly if the club are to re-invest next summer.
Isco has started in just 29 matches of a possible 90 La Liga matches since the start of the 2018/19 campaign as he has fallen from prominence in the Spanish capital and he struggled for any continuous game-time this season under Zidane.
The 28-year-old has scored just once in the league since March 2019 and has been unable to re-find the form that he enjoyed earlier in his career.