Union Berlin have confirmed that their move for Isco has collapsed due to a change in demands from the original agreement between the two. Isco had been in Berlin having a medical.
Union’s sporting director Oliver Ruhnert said: “We would have liked to have seen Isco with us, but we have our limits! These were exceeded today, contrary to the previous agreement, so the transfer does not take place.” The Spaniard had originally agreed a contract with Union until 2024 with an option of a further year.
Isco is currently without a club after leaving Sevilla in December. On the collapsed deal, Isco’s entourage said: “In the course of the discussions, we had to find out that our negotiating partner was no longer willing to move within the framework originally discussed.”
After recently selling Genki Haraguchi to VfB Stuttgart and an injury to András Schäfer, Union have very little time to try and find additional cover for the midfield positions they wanted with them still competing in three competitions.
They play in the DFB Pokal on later today at home to Wolfsburg.
RB Leipzig had also expressed interest in Isco but Marco Rose put those rumours to bed expressing he was not interested in the 30-year-old.
GGFN | Jack Meenan