New Isco allegations against Union Berlin

By Carmen Kayser

Why did the Isco deal with Union Berlin really fail? The failed transfer of the ex-real star (30) is also making waves in Spain. The fact is: There was no longer any agreement on the contents of the contract that had been agreed in advance when it was time to sign it.

Only: did Union not stick to what was discussed – what the Isco side claims – or did the Spaniards suddenly make new demands, which Union believed was the case?

FILE - Sevilla's Isco Alarcon during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla, Spain, Oct.  29, 2022. Former Real Madrid star Isco Alarcon's surpise move to Union Berlin was called off just before completion Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 with club and player representatives each accusing the other of collapsing the deal.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Contreras Navarro, File)

For a moment, Isco was almost a Unioner. But the spectacular deal fell through at the last minute Photo: picture alliance/ AP

In any case, the player side makes further allegations! The newspaper “El Mundo” reports that Iscos Agency and he himself had agreed to a contract for one and a half years in the talks.

This is where you will find content from Twitter

In order to interact with or display content from social networks, we need your consent.

According to the report, when they came to the signing, they only received an offer for six months. The Spaniards also confirmed the BZ information that Isco should not be used in the Europa League. Both were not in the interest of Isco’s camp, were rejected and the negotiations failed.

File - Sevilla's Isco, left, fights for the ball with Dortmund's Jude Bellingham during the group G Champions League soccer match between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Wednesday, Oct.  5, 2022. Bundesliga club Union Berlin was reportedly on the verge of tying up an unexpected deal for Isco, the Spanish midfielder who won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid.  Union hasn't even played in the competition.(AP Photo/Jose Breton, file)

Isco, here in a FC Sevilla jersey, in a duel with Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham. That was in October 2022 at the Champions League group game Photo: picture alliance/ AP

In addition, the Spanish online newspaper “El Confidencial” reports that Isco’s salary and the commission for Jorge Mendes’ agency Gestifute were also a problem for Union. The player is said to have been deeply disappointed. He wanted to be an idol at Union.

This is where you will find content from Twitter

In order to interact with or display content from social networks, we need your consent.

Gestifute had previously blamed BZ for the failure without going into further detail: “In the course of the talks, we had to realize that our negotiating partner was no longer willing to move within the framework originally discussed.”

union manager Oliver Ruhnert (51) replied on Tuesday before the Union Cup game against Wolfsburg (2-1) on “Sky”: “Specifically, before you carry out the medical check, you have discussed everything. However, changes to the contract were then desired again. ”But Union did not agree to “do anything that did not suit us.”

gross or net?

Union legend and TV expert Torsten Mattuschka (42) even suspected that there was a gross-net misunderstanding: how did he get it? “Because in Spain I think there are only net contracts as footballers. In Germany I only signed gross contracts myself. And if you haven’t explicitly discussed it – I’ll just throw two million into the room – for Union it’s two million gross, for the Isco side two million net, then that’s a small difference here in Germany.