Sevilla Signs Free Agent Isco

Isco Alarcon of Real Madrid in April 2022
Isco Alarcon of Real Madrid in April 2022. Photo by Pressinphoto/Shutterstock (12918600eo)

Spanish top flight club Sevilla has signed free agent Isco on a two-year deal, the club confirmed on Monday. The midfielder became a free agent after his contract with Real Madrid expired in June.

This is the latest signing in what has been a busy transfer window for the La Liga outfit, with the club signing Brazilian left-back Alex Telles from Manchester United on loan as well as fellow Brazilian defender Marcao from Galatasaray.

Isco arrived at Real Madrid from Malaga for a transfer fee of €30 million in 2013. During his almost decade-long tenure at the club, the Spanish international won five UEFA Champions Leagues, one Copa Del Rey, and three La Liga titles. During this time, he also made 38 appearances for the Spanish national team.

The 30-year-old player fell out of favor with manager Carlo Ancelotti in recent times, only appearing in 17 matches last season, 14 of which saw him come off the bench.

Upon his arrival at the Andalusian club, Isco will be reunited with former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui. He will be tasked with helping Sevilla secure a top-four spot in the league yet again this season while also improving on their Champions League performance from last season when they were eliminated in the group stage.