Why Cristiano Ronaldo wants Lionel Messi to join Italian Serie A

Why Cristiano Ronaldo wants Lionel Messi to join Italian Serie A

Isco is out of favour at Madrid and clashed with supporters during the midweek loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Real would prefer to keep the Spanish worldwide but the attacking midfielder has struggled to nail down a place in Santiago Solari's starting line-up, with Isco playing just 292 minutes of a possible 900 since Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui as manager.

"Me, you know me, I've always loved Real, even before [Zinedine] Zidane, we'll see what happens".

"The players at Madrid are humble too, but here".

"I have fantastic friends and I have family, I play in one of the best clubs, do you think I'll go home and cry?"

According to AS, Isco reportedly responded to the crowd's jeers by angrily asking them what they wanted from him.

Madrid coach, Santiago Solari made seven changes to his starting XI that defeated Huesca 1-0 in La Liga last weakened.

The talented Spain global has been struggling under Santiago Solari following his appointment as Julen Lopetegui's successor.

Solari took responsibility for a lineup I that included seven players aged 23 or under, and others including Marcelo, Isco and Asensio who had not played much La Liga football lately.

"It's not fair to name just a few, but I can say that this is the best group I've ever played", he added. Isco ended up paying the price for that because he was under scrutiny from the fans. However, this is something Marcelo could neither confirm nor deny.

"I'd like (Messi) to come to Italy one day", Ronaldo told reporters.

"However, if he is happy there, I respect him".

"Strange things can happen at Madrid, but it is very hard for a manager to turn Madrid down", he said.

It now seems likely that the playmaker will depart Real Madrid in the January transfer window, with Premier League clubs circling, ready to make offers.

They are fourth in LaLiga, five points behind leaders Barcelona, and go into Wednesday's contest, their concluding Group G fixture, having already guaranteed top spot in the pool.

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