Isco Opens Up About Instagram Fiasco Amid Exit Rumors

Real Madrid's Francisco "Isco" Alarcon celebrates after scoring a goal.

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Isco denies any rumors that he wants to join Barcelona after a social media rant turned into a huge rumor.

The Spanish midfielder is among the best players in his position in Europe at the moment but he is unable to get into the first team under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.

This has seen him linked with an exit with some of the best teams in Europe ready to pounce on him.

But Real’s bitter rivals Barcelona are showing interest in his services for the next season so it did not take too long for social media buffs to spot Barcelona’s colors in something related with Isco.

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The 24-year old recently posted a picture of himself and a few of his friends having a snack on social media site ‘Instagram’.

But Isco was seen with a bag of chips with the Catalan colors on it and it did not take long for the fans to convince themselves that it means something.

While many felt that it was hint, Isco himself retweeted a similar picture without the bag of chips and took that down as well after a while.

He went on to later reveal that it was a bunch of his friends that wanted to get him into trouble.

“I am not going to Barca, you tiresome people,” Isco wrote. “With the photo I wanted to say we were having something to eat, with crisps. Hala Madrid.”

He also claimed that he never had a bit of those chips and explained that his friends were the reason for the picture.

“Actually, I didn’t even try them,” he wrote. “It was my friends joking around to get me in trouble.”

Though he himself felt revealed many a times that he might quit the club at the end of the season, Isco is still in the plans at the Bernabeu said Zinedine Zidane.

Talking about this whole Instagram fiasco, Zidane said, “The thing about the crisps? We know that all this is part of football, what people say off the pitch. But we are just interested on what we do on the pitch. Of course I am happy with what [Isco] said [that he would not join Barcelona].”

Putting the pictures aside, do you think Isco will quit the Bernabeu this summer?


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