After a period of significant time away from the spotlight, former Real Madrid star Isco Alarcon has revitalized his career with Real Betis, delivering a series of impressive performances that have endeared him to the club’s fans.
Despite initially signing a one-year deal with an option to extend after being without a club for six months, Isco’s outstanding form has prompted interest in his services, and Betis faces a challenge in retaining him.
His agent, Pedro Bravo, expressed uncertainty on El Chiringuito about the straightforwardness of securing a new contract for the 31-year-old.
“It has been published that he had some fixed and some variables, which were 25 games, they have even talked about the termination clause… All this seemed a little surreal to me and I have already told Betis that. If we have not said it, the logical thing is that it is Betis that has leaked conditions, that I believe damage him. Because when Isco arrived, a €10m clause was a lot, but at the moment Isco is in, €10m is no money. And I think that can cloud the issue a little.”
Additionally, in terms of the actual negotiations, Bravo confirmed there was a long way to go.
“We are no closer. They made an approach that we have studied and now it is time for us to present a counteroffer.”
In a casual remark during the week, Isco expressed his hope for a contract renewal, acknowledging the positive environment created by Pellegrini and Betis that has allowed him to rediscover joy in playing football. Despite this sentiment, the club faces the challenge of retaining him as a crucial asset, considering the outstanding performances he has delivered since joining on a free transfer.