Sevilla confirm the signing of ex-Spanish midfielder Isco

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FILE – Real Madrid’s Isco Alarcon attends a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Leganes and Real Madrid at Butarque stadium in Leganes, Spain, January 16, 2019. Sevilla announced on Sunday August 7, 2022 that they will would strengthen his squad by signing Isco Alarcón from Real Madrid. The attacking midfielder hasn’t renewed his contract with Madrid and is set to sign a two-year deal with Sevilla after passing a medical on Monday. (AP Photo/Valentina Angela, File)

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Sevilla confirmed the signing of former Spain and Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcón on Monday.

Isco signed a two-year contract after passing a medical. His contract with Madrid was not renewed at the end of last season.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder is the club’s third signing for the season after bringing in defenders Marcão and Alex Telles to help make up for the departures of Jules Koundé and Diego Carlos.

Isco had been with Madrid since moving from Malaga in 2013, but he hadn’t played much as a starter in recent seasons. He also lost his place in the Spanish national team after his recent struggles.

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui coached Isco when he was at the height of his powers with Madrid and Spain. Isco was part of Spain’s squad at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Sevilla will open their Spanish league campaign at Osasuna on Friday. The Andalusian side finished fourth last season, securing a Champions League spot.

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