Arsenal are reportedly keen on a £30 million summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to reports in the Metro.
The Spanish play-maker is widely regarded as one of the very best young players in European football, but it seems that Madrid are considering letting him go at the end of his debut season at the club.
The reports states that Isco has reportedly become fed up with life at the Bernabeu and Arsenal are said to be working on an offer of about £30 million. It is claimed that he is unhappy with manager Carlo Ancelotti’s training methods and that he feels he is not progressing as a player under the Italian’s stewardship.
Manchester City are also keen, but after snubbing them last summer it remains unclear as to whether or not Isco is open to joining them. Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of the Spaniard and was reported to be interested in the youngster while he was at Malaga, but was trumped by the Spanish giants in the transfer market when he became available.
Isco is one of Spanish football’s hottest young properties and has risen to prominence throughout the 2012-13 campaign with a number of delightful performances in La Liga for Malaga and then made a big money move to Madrid. However, he has been overshadowed by Bale’s record breaking move to the Los Blancos and is now made to feel undervalued.
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His dribbling skills, ability to retain possession and creative passing make him a versatile forward who can play anywhere across the attacking line and midfield. He is naturally right-footed but isn’t afraid to use his left on the dribble.
He also possesses the vision to use their forward moving teammates in build-up play and the dynamism to make things happen out of nothing. He isn’t at all uncomfortable with dropping back to lend a hand on the defensive side of the ball however.
He is a great talent to have, but I doubt that whether we need another play-maker. It would be better for us if we go for players who can ply his trade effectively on the wing and up front as well and although Isco can play in that role his strengths are fully effective in a central role.
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