Real Madrid star Isco has denied any interest in leaving the Spanish giants in the near future, putting a dampener on Arsenal and Liverpool’s hopes of capturing the talented Spanish star in the near future, as reported by the Daily Star.
Isco moved to Real in the summer of 2013 for €30 million, but struggled to cement a spot in the first team under Carlo Ancelotti last season.
This was no slight on the player, who has had to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for first team football.
There was a belief at the two English clubs that it would be possible to sign Isco in the near future, given his lack of action for the Champions League winners.
Both clubs were thought to be interested in a move for the player in January.
However, Isco himself has denied any possibility of him leaving Real in the near future.
He said: “My feelings on my career at Marid are very positive.
“I’m in the best team in the world, we are winning titles, we achieved La Decima and hopefully we can continue that.
“I think the best place to keep winning titles is Real Madrid.”
Real Madrid midfielder Isco is reportedly considering his future with the Spanish giants, having seen his opportunities limited since his €30 million move from Malaga, as reported by fichajes.net.
This will come as a major boost to both Arsenal and Liverpool, who have tracked the magical midfielder for a long period of time, even prior to his move to the Spanish capital.
While Isco played in mid week against Liverpool in the Champions League, he is not considered a first choice under Carlo Ancelotti, and that situation has worsened since the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos in the summer.
The departure of Angel Di Maria in the summer should have provided him with more opportunities, but it is only with the recent injury to Gareth Bale that he has become more involved.
With both Arsenal and Liverpool clearly lacking creativity in their side, a move for Isco in January could again be on the cards.
Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their chase for Real Madrid star Isco, after the Spanish midfielder ruled out leaving the Santiago Bernabeu in the near future, as reported by the Daily Star.
Having been consistently linked with a move away from the Spanish capital in the summer, the 22 year old has put an end to the rumours suggesting that he is on the cusp of a switch to one of a series of European giants.
Among those thought to have held an interest in the dynamic midfielder are Liverpool and Arsenal, with the Premier League rivals both thought to be keen.
Real boss Carlo Ancelotti ruled out the possibility of any switch, however, and Isco has echoed his manager’s words, agreeing that he is happy to stay at Los Blancos, despite added competition for a first team place in the form of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
He said: “We are compatible. He is a quality player and I have not had any problems with him. James is helping us a lot.
“Like all players, I want to play but I am ready to be in the team whenever the coach wants.
“I’m playing very little and hope to play more. Last year was amazing, winning titles, and I am very happy at Real Madrid.”