The final round of fixtures in the international break concluded last night and the scoreline that will have been noticed the whole world over was Spain’s 6-1 mauling of Argentina at the home of Atletico Madrid, the Wanda Metroploitano. Stealing the show and treating fans to an absolute disco of football was a player more familiar with the famous white shirts from the other side of the Spanish capital, Isco (£3.67).
The skilful midfielder put on a display for fans of football the world over last night with a hat-trick in the 6-1 thumping of an Argentina side, missing their number one star Lionel Messi (£10.41). Isco then proceeded to pour fuel on transfer rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from Real Madrid with his comments after the match, stating that he feels much more loved with the Spanish national team than he does for Los Blancos! Last night’s performance showed that he is clearly in stunning form and yet the silky midfielder has been marginalised for the reigning European Champions in recent times with Cristiano Ronaldo (£8.76) himself rumoured to be requesting that Isco doesn’t start as he feels he can play better in his absence. Isco’s comments last night clearly suggest that something is going on behind the scenes with Zinedine Zidane and there will be lots and lots of potential suitors whose ears pricked up with last nights.
This certainly piqued the interest of the media as despite the fixture being the last to kick off in Europe, the Real Madrid number 22 was able to take home third place in the media rankings securing a two pence media dividend. The scoreline sending out a message to the world that the Spaniards are ready to shine in Russia and are surely up their as one of the favourites.
With such media attention, it didn’t take long for traders to spot the potential for profit as the Spaniard rose by a staggering £0.48 in just 24 hours with the perfect storm of World Cup potential and transfer rumours combining to make Isco hot property.