Is Isco a Gunners target?
Isco is a player favoured by many apart from those at his current club Real Madrid and apparently Wenger is looking at ending Isco’s terrible time with the European Champions.
Isco had a promising start to his Real Madrid career, signing from Malaga in a big money deal a few years back. However, under the latter stages of Mourinho, then Benitez and now Zidane, Isco has being frozen out and Florentino Perez wants the Spanish star gone!
Isco has always apparently interested Arsene Wenger and was no doubt a target for the Gunners before he moved to Real Madrid, but now with the Spanish giants wanting the player to leave, Wenger could be looking to snap Isco up on the cheap.
According to the Express, Arsenal are looking at signing Isco this summer as they look to identify a versatile player who can both be a vital member of the starting eleven and fill in positions when others are injured. Isco is certainly that, having played a range of different roles across the midfield, one of which is the wing position. Arsenal are crying out for a new winger, with both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain not cutting it, whilst Joel Campbell just doesn’t seem to get a chance. It was mentioned the other day that Mario Gotze may be the perfect fit for that role at Arsenal and he too seems very popular amongst the Arsenal fans. Quite similarly to Isco both can play on the wing or as a CAM, thus could fill in for Ozil when unfit but also have the regular playing time that their qualities deserve. Both therefore are ideal candidates for the role and both could be available at a cut price deal.
Isco would command high wages, probably excess of £120k a week, which is sure to be a similar or little less to what he currently earns at Real Madrid. It would therefore make him one of Arsenal’s biggest earners. However if Walcott is on £100k plus, surely Isco’s additional wage is justifiable at just around £20k more!
Should Wenger go for Isco? What role could he play at the club?