Real Madrid midfielder Isco has hinted in an interview with beIN Sports that he could leave the club at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old may have put a number of Premier League clubs on alert when he told the media after Madrid’s 2-0 win over Espanyol that he is “worried” about his lack of game time on the pitch.
Isco has started 11 of the club’s 17 La Liga games this season and has made the first XI just once in the club’s Champions League campaign.
The midfielder has scored five times in the league and he assisted both goals in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol.
Isco was named in the starting lineup due to Luka Modric’s unavailability and after the game he told beIN Sports:
“I am calm though I am worried about getting more minutes. I am very happy here but a player’s career is small. We’ll make a decision at the end of the season – it’s my future at stake.”
The Independent reports that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have had an interest in Isco, while Chelsea are believed to be keeping tabs on his situation.
The calibre of player that he is means that he would slot into any of the top teams.
Madrid have a squad full of world-class players, so he is more likely to get regular minutes under his belt at a top team in England.
Arsenal could do with an injection of flare when Mesut Ozil is off his game, while Isco could provide wide support in Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system.
The Spaniard’s versatility across the midfield gives him a big advantage, plus he has a winning mentality having scooped seven trophies, including two Champions League crowns, in a three-and-a-half-year spell.