Barcelona consider meeting buyout clause of Real Madrid whiz Asensio

Madrid coach Zidane confirms new contract

The Spain global midfielder, whose previous deal was to expire in 2018, has penned a new, four-year commitment with the option of a fifth season, and is set to earn an annual salary of six million euros. Isco was regularly involved in Zidane's team, but it was a start here and there, minutes here and there, rather than a key role in the XI.

Real Madrid have written a £637million release clause into Isco's contract after the midfielder penned a new four-year deal with the club. "I'm going to have to make some decisions", he added.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale attempts to get past Manchester United's Victor Lindelof.

Isco alone was on the cover of AS on Thursday morning, amid concerns about the 25-year-old's contract ending next summer.

The champions have steadily strengthened their all-powerful squad as they bid to retain the Spanish league title for the first time since 2008.

"Cristiano is ready, he's in great shape, he's been with us five or six days, he's been working hard on his holidays and he's ready to play".

He then backed that up with a La Liga and European double in 2016-17 - Real's first since 1958. Jose Mourinho's side were forced to dance to Isco's tune on the night as the Spaniard, operating in the number 10 position, orchestrated another Real Madrid victory.

Real Madrid, which in addition to winning La Liga won its second consecutive UEFA Champions League title last season, has not appeared in the Spanish Super Cup since. It was his 34th strike for Real Madrid on what was his 192nd appearance.

Both teams competing for the Spanish Super Cup will have personnel issues to address as a result of Modrić's suspension, with Barcelona beginning life without Neymar Jr. No longer a bit-part player, Isco has well and truly turned his Real Madrid career around.

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