Today, I am looking at Real Madrid creative midfielder Isco, who burst onto the scene after some impressive performances for Liga BBVA side Malaga in the Champions League in 2012 and 2013.
|Spanish starlet: Isco is highly-regarded as one of the world's most talented young players.|
|Midfield gem: Isco has impressed the world with his abilities both on the ball and without it.|
|World at his feet: Isco impressed many at Malaga, especially in the Champions League.|
|Influence: Isco scored 17 goals for Malaga between 2011 and 2013, many teams were interested|
|Expectation: Isco eventually joined Real Madrid, for around £30million pounds in the summer|
The talented 21-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder began his Real Madrid career with 4 goals in 5 appearances, with most EPL supporters disappointed that he did not join the Premier League in the hope that they would be able to witness his close-control dribbling, good passing (which converts into lots of assists), great vision to seek out team-mates under pressure and superb passing and movement every week for a top club.
|Golden Boy: Isco won the Golden Boy award in 2012 while at Malaga.|
He has impressed so much so that he has also made 66 appearances at International level for Spain, including 2 at senior level.
|Isco was in the team of the tournament and ended as third top scorer for the U21's in 2013.|
|Isco was in a pivotal role as he helped the Spain-U21 win the Championships last year|
|Dribbler: Isco is silky and skillful with the ball at his feet, one of his many abilities.|
2013-14 - He has scored 8 goals and made 6 assists in 31 appearances for Real Madrid, with Ozil's departure to Arsenal in the summer making way for him to have the opportunity to impress and break into the first-team effectively.
Even though his stats do not make him look like a world-class player, he has been unlucky with the current playing time that he has been given - making substitute appearances and cameo performances whenever possible in a strong Real Madrid side with lots of competition for first-team positions. If he gets his chance though, he will take it.