Manchester City and Chelsea were apparently battling it out for Real Madrid’s Isco, but Arsene Wenger is ready to challenge the cash rich duo for his signature, according to the Express.
The 23-year-old is unquestionably talented, and has shown glimpses of sheer brilliance since his move to the Bernabeu. He has failed to hold down a regular starting spot however, which is hardly surprising considering the competition he’s facing.
It’s understandable that the Spaniard may be looking for an exit this summer, with his playing time likely to be restricted next season once again. Our links to the attacking midfielder seem strange though, as we are well stocked with similar players – Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, and Mesut Özil all battling it out for game time at the Emirates already.
It would be difficult to turn down a player of Isco’s quality were he to be made available to us on the cheap, but duking it out with the likes of Chelsea and Man City is likely to result in a massively inflated fee.
He’s not the player we need, and our money could be far better spent strengthening other areas of the squad.
We are still arguably a couple of players away from challenging Europe’s elite, and this summer is when we should be looking to invest. We no longer have the same financial restraints we had back when we were building the Emirates, so there is no reason not to throw our weight around a little in the transfer market.