According to The Sun, Arsenal are amongst the Premier League clubs interested in signing out-of-favour Real Madrid attacking-midfielder Isco.
The Spanish playmaker is currently on the fringes of the Real Madrid squad, as new manager Santiago Solari has not started him in any of his seven games in charge to date.
However, the 26-year-old remains a huge talent who deserves to be playing week in, week out at the highest level. If he isn’t afforded the necessary game time at the Bernabeu, then the 34-cap Spain international would be wise to seek pastures new.
Playmaker FC Exclusive: Jermaine Jenas which Arsenal players would get into the Tottenham team ahead of the North London Derby – Check out the video below…
As per the aforementioned report, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing the 5ft 9in Isco to the Premier League, but Arsenal must do all they can to win the race for the Spaniard’s signature, especially with Mesut Ozil’s future at the Emirates Stadium uncertain.
The Sun recently reported that the Gunners’ German No. 10 could be offloaded to Italian outfit Inter Milan, after having struggled to adapt to Unai Emery’s tenure in north London.
His departure would leave Arsenal in need of an attacking-midfielder capable of executing Emery’s preferred style of play and taking up Ozil’s creative burden. Isco has the vision, invention, technical quality, tactical versatility and requisite physical attributes needed to fill such a role.
If Arsenal do lose Ozil, then reinvesting his £300,000-a-week wages (Spotrac) in Isco would be a wise move and would be another step forward in Emery’s quest to rebuild this Arsenal squad in his image.