Sevilla set to sign former Spain and Madrid midfielder Isco

MADRID (AP) Sevilla announced Sunday it will boost its squad by signing Isco Alarcon from Real Madrid.

The attacking midfielder did not renew his contract with Madrid and is set to sign a two-year deal with Sevilla after passing a medical on Monday.

Sevilla said the 30-year-old Isco is already in Seville to finalize his deal. He will be the club's third signing for the season after it brought defenders Marcao and Alex Telles to help make up for the departures of Jules Kounde and Diego Carlos.

Isco had been with Madrid since transferring from Malaga in 2013, but he had not played much as a starter in recent seasons. He also lost his place in Spain's national team after his recent struggles.

Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui had 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.

The midfielder will join a Sevilla squad that includes Ivan Rakitic, Papu Gomez, Thomas Delaney, Joan Jordan and Oliver Torres.

Sevilla will open its Spanish league campaign at Osasuna on Friday. The Andalucia team finished fourth last season, earning a Champions League berth.

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Updated August 7, 2022

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