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Report: Zidane Convinced Isco to Join Real

  • Marca, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:02 PM

According to Marca, Real director Zinedine Zidane convinced Malaga midfielder Isco, who is on the cusp of completing a $31 million move to the Spanish capital club, that he should join Los Blancos instead of Manchester City. The report claims that Zidane called the player while he was at the UEFA U21 European Championship in Israel with Spain in order to convince him to join the La Liga giant.

The former World Cup winner convinced the Malaga star that he would play under incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti and that he would be an asset to the club as a rising Spanish star. Zidane, who will be Ancelotti’s right-hand man, apparently also had to convince Real President Florentino Perez that he would be a good strategic signing, both from a playing and marketing perspective. 

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