Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid

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Rita Gibson | 12 August, 2017, 16:52

Barcelona, however, have been stripped of one of their most prized assets after selling Neymar to Paris St Germain and Atletico Madrid have been stunted by a ban on registering new players.

The winger started in 19 of his 38 total appearances last season, scoring 10 goals and recording four assists in the process, acclimating to the pace of Real's first team well in his first senior campaign.

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Zinedine Zidane has committed his future to Real Madrid by signing a three-year contract extension with the La Liga champions.

Zidane's side are eager to avoid falling victim to a similar coup like their rivals Barcelona, with Isco's huge release-clause soon expected to become common practice among the big sides.

The attacking firepower of their second string has been somewhat weakened by the departure of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, however, as the pair scored a combined 31 goals in all competitions last term.

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Isco made his point in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, however, as he starred in Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Manchester United in Macedonia.

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Zidane also warned the European champions against a Barcelona backlash at Camp Nou on Sunday.

"Cristiano is ready, he's in great shape, he's been with us five or six days, he's been working hard on his holidays and he's ready to play".

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"What we want to do is to keep this winning streak alive", Zidane said after Madrid beat United.

However, Iniesta allayed any fears on Friday after being pictured back in training as the Catalans continue their preparations for the visit of Real Madrid.

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