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Real Madrid presents new midfielder Isco

sports Updated: Jul 04, 2013 01:29 IST
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Real Madrid has presented its latest star signing, midfielder Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, to fans and media at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The club completed the 21-year-old's transfer from Malaga on Thursday, bolstering its already star-studded squad with one of Europe's most sought-after young players.

Isco said he was delighted to be at the club, and that "there is nothing greater for a footballer than to be at Real Madrid, it's the maximum." Isco has signed a five-year contract and was presented by club president Florentino Perez after passing a medical exam on Wednesday.

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