Attacking midfielder known for his agility and passing and possession skills who signed on to play for Real Madrid in 2013.
He played youth soccer for Benamiel.
He debuted for Spain's senior national team in 2013.
He was born in Benalmadena, Spain. He began dating Victoria Calderón, and they welcomed a child named Francisco in 2014. In 2017, he began dating actress Sara Salamo.
In 2010-2011, he was teammates with striker Roberto Soldado on Valencia.