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Ancelotti confirms Isco Bernabéu exit

Isco completes stay at Madrid


Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Isco will leave the Santiago Bernabéu at the end of the season.

The 30-year-old expires on June 30 and will leave the LaLiga champions as a free agent after nine years at the club.

The Spain international has slipped down the pecking order at the Bernabeu since the return of Zinedine Zidane last season.

Isco has made just 13 appearances in the Spanish top flight this term, starting just three under Ancelotti, and spent the majority as an unused substitute in Real Madrid’s Champions League trip to the final.

Following Real Madrid’s last game of the season on Friday, a goalless draw with Real Betis, Ancelotti confirmed that Isco’s time in the Spanish capital has come to an end.

“Isco’s career with Real Madrid ends today,” he told reporters, via Goal. And it’s been a great race.

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Isco scored 53 goals and recorded 56 assists in 352 appearances for Real, winning 18 titles at the club, including four Champions Leagues and three Spanish titles.

Last month spanish diary WHATreported that Isco was about to complete his signing for Real Betis this summer and become the highest-paid player in the team’s history.

The midfielder was believed to be close to a deal worth £8.5m a year for at least two seasons with an option for a third.

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