The 24-year-old, who is out of contract in 2018, has stated he’s determined to prove his worth to Zinedine Zidane’s side, ruling out an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu in January, but, having started just one La Liga match so far, he told Cadena Cope he may seek an exit at the end of the season.
“Leaving at Christmas is an option that I’m not contemplating. I’m not going to give up so easily, but if at the end of the season I see that I haven’t played much, I will look at my options,”
“I’m 24 and if I don’t find a place in the starting line-up, I’d like to move. I know what I can do well and if not here, then I’d like to be able to do it elsewhere. I’m happy in Madrid, but what footballers want is to progress and if I can’t here, I wouldn’t have a problem in looking for an exit. My objective, though, is to triumph at Madrid.”
Having arrived at Real Madrid from Malaga three years ago, Isco has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter under both Carlo Ancelotti and his predecessor, Zinedine Zidane.
The chances of the London duo signing Isco next summer are likely to hinge on whether or not the clubs can offer Champions League football, though Arsenal could see the Spaniard as an ideal replacement for his compatriot Santi Cazorla- who’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.