Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid


However, he could well have been wearing red in Skopje had United not allegedly turned down the chance to sign him for a freaky reason.

His opponents at Manchester United likely wished that he was out there for them - and to rub salt in the wound, he reportedly could have been a handful of years ago before United passed on him for a rather subjective set of observations.

And at the time Isco was one of La Liga's most promising young talents while playing for Malaga and even made his global debut that year.

Soon after that tournament concluded he signed for Real Madrid - who clearly didn't think the size of head had any bearing on his ability to play football.

Real Madrid's Isco Alarcon was the man of the match against Manchester United for his superb performance in the UEFA Super Cup.

Spanish midfielder Isco is one of the biggest talents on the Real Madrid roster.

Isco repaid the faith of the Frenchman by netting 11 goals and 10 assists as he helped Real secure a first La Liga title in five seasons, and also starred in last season's Champions League final triumph over Juventus.

Ironically, the 25-year-old was again linked with a switch to the Premier League with United last summer as Jose Mourinho allegedly battled it out with the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to land the Spain worldwide.

The scout that deemed Isco's head "too big" is probably burying his in the sand right now.

If the answer is no you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.