€35m midfield star 'happy' at Real Madrid despite lack of starts

Spanish playmaker Isco is happy despite finding himself out of the side at Real Madrid.

Isco was strongly linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester City last summer before Real Madrid got out their cheque book and paid big for the gifted Spaniard.

His career with the Spanish giants got off to a great start and he’s accumulated good numbers from his 17 La Liga appearances; 15 starts, six goals and four assists.

However, recently he’s fallen out of favour at the Spanish club, pushed behind Luka Modric, Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria, who all hold regular positions across the Real Madrid midfield.

However, it’s not something he seems to be worried about, stating he’s happy with his current role in and around the first team squad.

“I'm very happy with the way things are going for me. It's true that I'm playing less, but I'm at Real Madrid to help out. We hope to achieve big things this season. Every coach I've had in my career has told me that if I took care of myself and kept a level head, I would go a long way. It hasn't been easy getting this far,” he told Marca.

There’s very little chance that any side could come in and poach him away from the Bernabeu because he’s on a long deal, hasn’t said he wants to leave and Chelsea and Manchester City certainly couldn’t promise him regular first team football.

He’s still a very young man at just 21-years-old and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has shown that he wants to use Isco frequently, it’s just a case that he’s giving starts to more experienced players at the moment.

The transfer window may have closed but that won’t stop the rumour mill spinning round but this Real Madrid star is unlikely to be the subject of a big money transfer after the World Cup this summer.

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