Ex Real Madrid Star and Bundesliga Club Trade Words Over Failed Move On Transfer Deadline Day

Ex Real Madrid Star and Bundesliga Club Trade Words Over Failed Move On Transfer Deadline Day

  • Isco’s representatives have made several allegations against Union Berlin as to why the transfer fell through
  • The midfielder had flown to Germany to sign with the Bundesliga side but the deal broke down at the last minute
  • Isco, who has won five Champions League titles, left the Spanish La Liga side Sevilla after only four months

It’s been a battle of words between Isco’s representatives and Union Berlin, following the Spanish midfielder’s failed move to the Bundesliga club on transfer deadline day.

The ex-Real Madrid star had flown to Germany to pen a deal with the club on the last day of the transfer window, but the deal suddenly fell through, sparking both parties to level allegations against each other.

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Isco is a free agent after terminating his contract with Sevilla after four months at the La Liga club. Photo by Fran Santiago.
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According to Get German Football News, the former Real Madrid star’s agency has accused Union Berlin of backing out of the deal and changing terms of the contract.

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“In the course of the talks, we had to realise that our negotiating partner was no longer willing to move within the framework originally discussed," the agents alleged.

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Isco was originally due to sign a contract of one-and-a-half years at the German side, but reports suggest that when it came to signing the deal, the offer received from the Bundesliga club was only for six months.

Union states why transfer collapsed

Meanwhile, Union’s sporting director, Oliver Ruhnert had claimed the club failed to sign Isco after their limits were overstretched, contrary to the previous agreement, Goal reports.

It was reported the 30-year-old did pass the club's medical exams, despite the deadline-day agreement being almost certain to go ahead.

The club later admitted that Isco's expectations were different from those stated in earlier discussions and went 'beyond the limits' that were established for the move.

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Isco remains a free agent

Sports Brief earlier reported on the near-certain transfer deal between the former Real Madrid star and Union Berlin falling through at the last minute.

Isco was already in Germany this week, where he reportedly underwent a medical with the club ahead of a proposed move to the Bundesliga.

However, it was claimed that there were contradictions from a previous agreement between the two parties, causing the deal to fall through.

Source: Sports Brief News