Report – Arsenal receives La Liga midfielder boost

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder, Isco. The Spaniard has started just three league games this season for the league holders.

Having fallen down the pecking order, a move in the summer is very likely for him.

The Gunners were heavily linked with his transfer in the last window. But they signed his teammate, Martin Odegaard on loan instead.

This summer gives him the chance to change clubs again, and it has now been revealed that the Gunners might be able to land him.

Sevilla has been the team with the strongest interest in him for some time now and Arsenal faced serious competition from them.

However, in a boost to their chances, the Spanish side’s Sporting Director, Monchi, has revealed that his team never tried to sign him in the last transfer window.

“The conversation lasted approximately 15 or 20 seconds. It is news that has come out, he asked me and I said no, that was all the interest in Isco,” he told Estadio Deportivo.

“We do not live in a basement and read things, but I talk to the president or vice-president on a day-to-day basis, and there are things that jump out and the president asks me if that is true and I say ‘Yes, yes, I have not told you’, but it is not the case with Isco. 

“It is a rumour, a logical rumour, because he wants to leave and here is a coach [Julen Lopetegui] with who he played at a high level, but there is absolutely nothing, not a movement.”

This will be good news to Arsenal, who should look to finally get their man in the summer.

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14 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    I think Ødegaard is the better option for us.

    1. Durand says:

      I would agree with you. Odegaard is the better option, especially since we are rebuilding. I’d send Ceballos back also; AMN can offer the same without a transfer fee.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍 👍

  2. Joe. S says:

    I know it’s the silly season but this type of rumour really depresses me. At best Isco would be a used up stop gap who would probably take playing time off ESR. Arsenal need a player,with legs who would compliment him both in building up a partnership and taking the load off ESR when he is having an off day. Isco may have one good season and then would need to be replaced or become another member of the Deadwood society. The club needs to make ruthless, hard arsed decisions and not rely on the old mates club.

  3. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    Not unless we learned nothing from the Willian debacle…this sort of rumour makes sense, in light of what was being bandied about during the last window, but it better not have any basis in reality…we need to prove that we are a club that can finally learn from their mistakes, instead of continuing to double-down on the kind of short-sighted decisions that have plagued this organization for the better part of 15 years

  4. yoyo says:

    He’s definitely NOT our man..he’s just looking for our renown retirement plan..high wages with no ambition required.

  5. Arsenal2win says:

    It baffle me why we should 4get 2 soon the potentials this guy possesses. REAL will not sell Odegaard, they only want us 2 prepare him 4 them. We should jump on Isco if he’s affordable. Having experience & a precocious teen vying 4 the same position will be interesting & ESR will learn a lot 4rm him going 4ward.

  6. Tibamwenda john says:

    i think isco would be the best option for us as arsenal becoz odegaard they might call him back.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      He may not want to go back, if feels loved at Arsenal.

  7. Bad Ebening says:

    Signing a poor man’s Ozil? Thanks but no thanks

  8. jon fox says:

    This clearly false rumour is never going to happen. I know it, almost all Gooners know it and the article writer knows it too. So why is it on here at all?

    1. Admin Pat says:

      Sigh…..
      Why do you even read transfer rumours Jon.
      Please leave them to readers that ARE interested shall we?

  9. Andrew Elder says:

    Have we got a deal to loan all RM’s cast offs, Ceballos and now Isco? I don’t include Odergaard, he is just here to gain playing time and experience in a top league. We will have paid out a reported £20m to loan Ceballos for two seasons, 40 EPL appearances, 0 goals, 3 assists with 4 big chances created. Value for money??? In my opinion it’s short term thinking.

  10. Joe. S says:

    Extremely short. Not what you’d expect from a club going places.

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