Real Madrid star Isco was voted as the best Spanish player today in a recent poll.
Liverpool-linked star Isco has been voted as currently the best Spanish player in the world in a recent poll.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder initally struggled for form when joining Real Madrid from fellow La Liga side Malaga in the summer of 2013.
He was outshone by fellow signing Gareth Bale and speculation in the Spanish capital of a possible departure started to spread with the Reds known to be keen admirers.
Boss Brendan Rodgers has long kept tabs on Isco and the Anfield outfit arguably had the opportunity to sign him last summer while Los Blancos courted and later signed James Rodriguez.
However, a potential big-money deal never transpired and Isco was to remain in the Spanish capital to battle for a place in the Madrid XI among a host of top attacking players.
As it was, Bale’s early season injury allowed the former Malaga man to stake his place in the first-team and his recent run of fine form has received widespread acclaim throughout Spain.
On Saturday, Isco transformed his club form on to the international stage and shone during La Roja’s 3-0 win over Belarus, prompting boss Vicente Del Bosque to label his display as magical.
Following the victory, Spanish publication AS proposed a poll asking participants who the best Spanish player in the world is today – a whopping 81.3% voted for Isco.
The former Valencia youth star’s current status is testament to just how quickly situations in football can change, especially how he was rumoured to be Anfield-bound just five months ago.
Isco has featured in all 11 La Liga matches for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit so far this season, scoring once and adding a further five assists.