Real Madrid midfielder Isco ruled out a move away from the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Isco, 24, ended speculation of a possible loan switch to Tottenham and to former club Malaga when, following a sponsor-related event that was attended by Real players, the Spain international told the local media: “I’m staying, I’m staying.”
The midfielder is facing tough competition for playing time with James Rodriguez, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic ahead of him in the Real pecking order.
Isco scored five goals and set up 10 more in 30 starts in all competitions for Real last season, while he has played 83 minutes in Real’s opening three games so far in 2016-17.
AS reported that Isco, who is under contract with Real until June 2018, turned down a move to Juventus earlier this summer.