Isco leaves Sevilla just months after joining club

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. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Contreras Navarro, File)

MADRID (AP) — Former Spain midfielder Isco Alarcón is leaving Sevilla less than five months after he had signed a two-year contract, the Spanish club said Wednesday.

Sevilla said in a statement that both the club and the player had agreed to part ways. The 30-year-old Isco scored one goal in 19 appearances for Sevilla.

Once considered one of Spain’s most talented playmakers, Isco arrived in August as a star signing of Sevilla with the hopes of reviving his career after he had become a rarely used reserve for Real Madrid.

Sevilla is struggling this season. It replaced coach Julen Lopetegui with Jorge Sampaoli in October. It is in the relegation zone in 18th place.