Arsenal have today been linked with Real Madrid’s creative midfielder Isco, after he was reportedly put up for sale by the Spanish giants.
Arsenal are supposedly on the lookout for one more midfielder, despite the high number of players in midfield already, but are specifically trying to find a suitable winger for the side. Arsenal have been supposedly acting towards making a move for either Draxler or Mahrez, but whilst the former has had a deal ruled out completely by his side Wolfsburg, Mahrez’s future on the other hand remains uncertain. The preference for the Gunners does seem to be Mahrez due to his Premier League experience and the obvious fact that he was rated the PFA Player of the Year last year, thus he was voted the best player in the league. However with a deal seeming to have stalled due to a lack of activity, perhaps Arsenal are keeping their options open and one player they may target is Isco.
Isco has had a tough few years in Madrid, not because of form or ability, but rather he has been unlucky with Perez and the managers in securing a place in the team on a consistent basis. Isco didn’t really suit Madrid’s style of play when he first joined the club after Ozil’s departure to Arsenal, and then his place was taken in the side by Columbian signing James Rodriguez. It has meant that he has found opportunities limited in Madrid and Isco is now reportedly willing to change clubs after the it was announced he would be considered for a transfer.
Real Madrid have never been a club that struggles with money, however in order to finance a possible move for Paul Pogba, as well as their other targets, they reportedly need to sell some players to get some high wages off the books. Alavaro Morata was reportedly a player they were considering selling and Arsenal were rumoured to be an interested party, but perhaps the Gunners will now turn their attention to his teammate for club and country.
Isco isn’t exactly needed at Arsenal because he is more of a central player than a wide man, however what is good about the 24 year old is his versatility across the midfield. Despite it not being his natural position, Isco can play on the wing and has proven to be a quality player when it comes to picking a pass and utilising his dribbling ability.
Should Isco be a target for Arsenal this summer?