Arsenal prepared to battle Manchester City for the signature of Real Madrid’s Isco.
Arsenal is prepared to make a move for out-of-favour Real Madrid star, Isco in the next transfer window. Apparently he is seen as a potential long term replacement for Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal plans to cash in on Ozil after he fell out of the first-team picture at the Emirates.
Ozil made his third start of the season for Arsenal against Liverpool last night and could be set to make a return against Wolves this weekend. However, Unai Emery appears to have decided to sell the German playmaker no matter what.
Reports from Spain claims that the Gunners are prepared to fight for the signature of Isco as Ozil’s replacement. The reports further state that they would have to pay £60million for Isco even though he has played just five times for Real Madrid this season.
The midfielder is also being targeted by Manchester City as Pep Guardiola prepares for the departure of David Silva.
Isco’s stock has fallen over the past two seasons as he struggles to get into the Real Madrid team. But Emery seems to believe that he can help the midfielder to recapture his best form. Well, so the reports claim.
Isco’s arrival could also signal the end of the Gunners’ plans to sign Dani Ceballos permanently.
It has to be said that Isco’s name does seem to be one of those we see every transfer window. That in itself does not give me much confidence that the 27-year-old Spanish international will be seen in an Arsenal shirt next season.