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Real Madrid extends Isco’s contract until end of 2022 season

Isco has been a key player for Real Madrid over the last couple of seasons and he has signed a contract extension till 2022.

football Updated: Sep 14, 2017 20:14 IST
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Real Madrid midfielder Isco has signed a contract extension till 2022.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has signed a contract extension till 2022.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid says it has extended the contract of Francisco “Isco” Alarcon until the end of the 2022 season, keeping the talented attacking midfielder tied to the club for another four seasons.

Isco’s current contract was valid until June 2018.

The 25-year-old playmaker has been a key player for Madrid over the last couple of seasons. He also became a regular starter with Spain’s national team.

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Madrid is seventh in the Spanish league standings after three matches, four points behind leaders Barcelona and Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid full-back Marcelo admits the squad are concerned by the fans’ whistling of team-mate Gareth Bale.

The Wales international has been targeted by sections of the Santiago Bernabeu support this season after some unconvincing displays.

Bale was subjected to more jeers on Wednesday, despite recording two assists in Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League victory over APOEL Nicosia.

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Marcelo believes the former Tottenham star’s injury concerns are behind him, but suggested his morale has been affected.

“Of course we’re worried,” he told a news conference when asked about Bale. “The important thing is to know if he’s happy or not. The person who is happy off the pitch is also happy on it.

“He got two assists. He doesn’t look bad physically, but I’m a player, not a coach.”

First Published: Sep 14, 2017 20:14 IST

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