Real Madrid has announced the signing of Malaga midfielder Isco to a five-year deal.
Real name, Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez, came through the ranks of Valencia’s youth set-up and made his first team debut on 11 November 2010 at the age of 17. He signed a five-year contract with Malaga CF in July 2011 after the club activated his buy-out clause of £6m.
Isco confirmed that he had received offers from Madrid and Manchester City on the 17 of June, claiming he will only make decisions concerning his future after the just concluded UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which Spain won in Israel.
On Wednesday, Spanish newspaper quoted Real president Florentino Perez telling Radio Nacional:
“There is an agreement with the club and the player.
“He will be presented next week after his medical.”
Today (Thursday) Real revealed on Twitter (@realmadriden) that they have secured the services of the Spain U-21 attacking midfielder.
“Real Madrid C.F. & Malaga C.F. have reached an agreement for the transfer of Isco who will play for the Whites for the next 5 seasons.”
Reports in Spain suggest that the fee will be in the region of €27m.
Isco has 1 senior cap for Spain and have won the European U-19 championship(2011) and the European Under-21 championship (2013).
He is Real’s second signing of the summer since the acquisition of full-back Dani Carvajal on a buy-back deal from Bayern Leverkusen.