It has been expected for some time, but it is now official: Isco has renewed his Real Madrid contract to 2022.
MARCA reported on the plans to tie the Andalusian midfielder down to the club back in April, when Los Blancos reached an agreement with the player, who is represented by his father.
Now the deal is done and the ceremonial act of his renewal will take place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this Friday at 14:00 CET, just a day after
Marcelo put pen to paper on a new deal of his own.
While the 25-year-old could have left for free in just a few months, given that he was in the final year of his current deal, he has decided to stay, with Zinedine Zidane now considering him one of his more important players.
Real Madrid are keen to make sure that Isco stays at the club for many more years to come and for that reason they have set an off-puttingly high release clause of 700 million euros, one which even an inflated transfer market shouldn’t catch up to.
This marks the end of a lengthy process, one which even caused Isco to doubt if a new deal would come to fruition.
“Yes, it seems a little weird,” he told MARCA in an interview last October, when asked if he considered it strange that he wasn’t moving closer to a new contract at the time.
Now, though, he and the club are to renew their vows, looking ahead to what they hope will be several more years of success.