Isco reportedly engaged in a heated clash with Sevilla sporting director Monchi. The former Real Madrid star told Monchi the only reason he came to Seville was for Julen Lopetegui.
The former Sevilla manager left the club following poor performances and results. He subsequently joined Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Lopetegui knew Isco from his time as the Spain under-21 and Real Madrid coach. He started brightly and with motivation to show that he could thrive at top-level football at 30 years old.
However, his performances tailed off. New Sevilla head coach Jorge Sampaoli dropped Isco for the Andalusian club’s latest two friendlies.
Sevilla claimed Isco left training early due to an ankle injury, but the player did not limp at any point. They are now trying to find a solution.
The most likely situation for Monchi will be to sell Isco in the winter transfer window. No club has shown interest yet, but the window opens in three weeks and opportunities will arise.
The record Europa League champions would like to sell Isco alongside Kasper Dolberg, Adnan Januzaj and Alejandro Papu Gomez.
Papu Gomez has offers from the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States. Januzaj’s case is different because he signed a long-term contract with a big salary when he arrived from Real Sociedad.
Isco only signed a two-year deal to join the club last summer, but Monchi is ready to sell. The former AS Roma director will use the money from Isco’s sale to replenish the squad for Sampaoli.
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