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Isco confirms Real Madrid fate with a passionate farewell message

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The Spaniard will leave Real Madrid in the summer as a free agent after a glorious nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Isco has announced that he will leave Real Madrid once his contract expires at the end of next month.

The 30-year-old midfielder broke the news of his upcoming departure on social media on Monday afternoon, less than 48 hours after winning a fifth Champions League title at the weekend.

“When I was in Malaga and I knew I had to leave, I signed up with another team. But Real Madrid knocked on my door and Real Madrid cannot and should not be told no, although there are always exceptions,” Isco posted on Instagram.

“I remember telling my people Madrid hasn’t won the Champions League for many years and I have a feeling that it’s close and LA DÉCIMA arrived, everything that comes after is history.

“Nine years later my time at the club ends, which has made it possible for me to fulfill all the dreams I had when I was little.

“Apart from fulfilling dreams, winning more titles than I had imagined, playing with the greatest, meeting incredible people: I HAVE HAD A F*CKING TIME AND ‘QUE ME QUITEN LO BAILAO’.

“Because without a doubt I keep the good and I hope you do too!!

“I want to thank my teammates, coaches, coaching staff, physios, kit men, workers at Valdebebas and Santiago Bernabeu for all the work, love and support that everyone needs and that I have never lacked.

“I also want to thank the fans who welcomed me in an incredible way from day one and who accompany this team in every part of the world!

“By the way, yesterday I was telling a friend that I didn’t understand why they were holding the Cibeles party [to celebrate their 14th European Cup success] if number 15 is on its way hahahaha.

“Goodbye and Hala Madrid.”

Isco managed 53 goals and 56 assists in 353 appearances across all competitions for Real Madrid after a €30 million transfer from Malaga in 2013.

The 2012 Golden Boy won 19 trophies at the Spanish capital, including three La Liga titles and five Champions League crowns.