Isco Alarcon Biography
Isco Alarcon, who was born on 21 April 1992, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. In 2017, he was selected as one of the 30 best players in the world in the 2016/17 season.
He began his career at Valencia before joining Málaga in 2011. His performances at Malaga earned him the Golden Boy award in 2012, and a €30 million move to Real Madrid in June 2013, winning four UEFA Champions League titles.
He represented Spain at manyyouth levels, including at the 2012 Olympics, and made his senior international debut in 2013, later taking part at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Isco Alarcon Club Career
Isco was born in Benalmádena, Málaga, Andalusia. As a child, he played for Atlético Benamiel. A product of Valencia CF’s youth team, he spent the 2009/10 season with the club’s reserve team in Segunda División B, netting once in 26 games and suffering relegation.
He made his debut with the first team on 11 November 2010, against UD Logroñés for the campaign’s Copa del Rey, scoring two goals in a 4–1 home win.
In mid-July 2011, Isco signed a five-year contract with Málaga CF after the club activated his buy-out clause of €6 million. He scored his first goal for his new team on 21 November 2011, starting in a 3–1 away win against Racing de Santander; he finished his first season with 32 games and five goals as the side qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.
Arsenal and Manchester City are crazy about Isco thanks to their managers Unai Emery and Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City and Guardiola see the Real Madrid man as the ideal replacement for the departing David Silva.
— Man City | Superbia (@SuperbiaProeIia) October 21, 2019
In December, he won the Golden Boy award, beating Stephan El Shaarawy and Thibaut Courtois.
On 17 June 2013, Isco confirmed that he had received offers from Real Madrid and former Málaga manager Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City, but stated he would only make a final decision on his future after the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final. On 26 June, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez confirmed that a deal had been reached with the player and that he would be presented by the club next week. the next day, he signed a five-year contract, with Real Madrid paying €30 million for his services, thus becoming the first signing of newly appointed manager Carlo Ancelotti.
On 18 August 2013 he made his official debut for the Merengues, recording an assist and scoring the winning goal in a 2–1 home win over Real Betis, the latter coming through an 85th-minute header.
In spite of continuing to score regularly when featured, he received limited opportunities in the first team due to the 4–3–3 formation not being suited for his style, but Ancelotti stated that it was “a temporary problem”. He scored 11 goals in 53 official games in his first season, including 61 minutes in the Champions League final, a 4–1 win over Atlético Madrid.
His performances over the season earned him many plaudits, and he was compared to Zinedine Zidane by the French legend himself.
He appeared 30 times during the 2016–17 season, as Real Madrid won La Liga title; he also started in the Champions League final against Juventus, which Madrid won 4–1.
On 8 August 2017, he scored a goal in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup, contributing to Real Madrid’s 2–1 victory against Manchester United. His performance earned him the man of the match award.
— footballespana (@footballespana_) October 21, 2019
Isco Alarcon International Career
Isco appeared with Spain’s U17 in 2009 FIFA World Cup, scoring three times in the process as the nation finished third. In 2011 he represented his country – in the U-20 World Cup held in Colombia, netting one goal in an eventual quarter-final exit.
On 15 May 2012, he was picked for the first time to the senior team for friendlies with Serbia and South Korea but took no part in either match. In July, he went with the under-23 team to the Olympics in London, starting all of Spain’s matches as they were eliminated without scoring a goal.
On 6 February 2013, he made his debut with the main squad, playing the last 30 minutes in a 3–1 win over Uruguay in Doha, Qatar. Also that year he appeared at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel, he scored in the final and finished the competition with the Bronze Boot (3 Goals).
He scored his first international goal for Spain in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Belarus in Huelva on 15 November 2014, opening a 3–0 win.
He scored his first hat-trick for Spain on 27 March 2018, netting three goals against Argentina in a 6–1 friendly win.
In May 2018, he was named in Spain’s final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Isco Alarcon Position
Isco began his career as an attacking midfielder or as a second striker: at Málaga, under Manuel Pellegrini, he often played in an attacking role in the team’s 4–2–3–1 formation.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 16, 2019
Isco Alarcon Personal Life
Isco has two sons, he had his first son Isco Jr (in August 2014) with his former girlfriend Victoria Calderon. He is currently in a relationship with Sara Salamo, who gave birth to their son Theo (in August 2019).
News Key Points
- Real Madrid midfielder Isco has reportedly accepted that he will leave the club
- Manchester City and Arsenal are both interested in signing Isco in January
- Isco has been used sparingly this season, making four appearances in La Liga
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has reportedly accepted to be ready to leave the club in January. He is currently is looking to secure a move in the Premier League.
He has just played 170 minutes of La Liga action so far this season.
[@ElDesmarque] | Real Madrid are willing to offer Tottenham Hotspur Isco and Mariano Diaz in order to land Christian Eriksen in January.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) October 21, 2019
Isco Alarcon Leaving Real Madrid
Isco has reportedly accepted the rumor that he will leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window.
Clubs Interested in Isco Alarcon
As reported by AS, Manchester City and Arsenal are both interested in signing the Spanish midfielder.
Arsenal, looking for creativity this season, would certainly be helped from having a player of Isco’s caliber at their team.
— All Arsenal News (@OnlyArsenalNewz) October 21, 2019
Man City and Arsenal are amongst the clubs that have been linked with him.
Real reportedly is interested in signing Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, and the arrival of the Denmark midfielder would push Isco further down at The Bernabeu.
Isco Alarcon Achievements
Playing with creativity, Isco has scored 48 goals and provided 52 assists since joining Real Madrid in 2013.
During his time at Real Madrid, he has won a bunch of trophies, including four Champions Leagues, the La Liga title, and the Copa del Rey.