Sevilla boss Sampaoli reveals early Isco exit after former Real Madrid star’s contract is terminated

  • Sevilla manager Sampaoli explains early Isco exit after former Real Madrid star’ contract is terminated.

Sevilla boss Sampaoli reveals early Isco exit after former Real Madrid star's contract is terminated
Sevilla boss Sampaoli reveals early Isco exit after former Real Madrid star’ contract is terminated

Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli has explained former Real Madrid player Isco’ contract, which was set to expire in 2024, has already been terminated.

Sevilla confirmed on Wednesday that they have mutually terminated the contract of the 30-year-old midfielder and he will be a free agent.

After being lured by former manager Julen Lopetegui, who was ousted in early October and replaced by Sampaoli, the playmaker signed with the Andalusian team in the summer.

Isco fell the pecking order under the new manager and the tactician has revealed that he was allowed to leave as he “failed to meet expectations”.

“Isco is a great boy and I wish him the best. He leaves a player who has great capacity, but he did not meet the club’ expectations,” the Argentine coach said after his team’ 3-0 victory in the Copa del Rey against Juventud de Torremolinos.


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It is understood that Isco had a frosty relationship with Sevilla’ director of football Monchi, and was training alone — reportedly due to an ankle issue — prior to the World Cup break. He had a stellar start to his career in Malaga and shone for Madrid between 2012-2017.

However, injuries and poor form saw him fall out of favour with Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, and Isco left Santiago Bernabeu after a nine-year stay in the summer.

 

The Spanish midfielder is currently a free agent and has already been connected to Lopetegui’ Wolves of the Premier League.

 

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