According to Don Balon and Mundo Deportivo,Manchester City could agree a deal with Real Madrid for midfielder Isco, who has got a release clause of £610m but he is not happy playing under Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabéu as per various reports.
Isco has been treated like an outcast by Zidane at times, being in and out of the starting eleven sporadically, and may have a decision to make if City lodge an official bid this summer. The 26-year-old has won everything with Real Madrid and he will be looking to get first team action week in week out when he decides the next move. It is not clear whether City will be able to give him the first team assurity as they are after Riyad Mahrez, Jorginho, Savic,etc also in the summer apart from the superstars already at the club.
However at Real Madrid, Isco can never feel like he’s one of the first names on the teamsheet as he was substituted on or substitute off in 42 of his 49 appearances in all competitions last season.
City manager Pep Guardiola is looking to take advantage as he’s an admirer of Isco. He could be a long-term replacement for 32-year-old David Silva. The Spanish international is one of the best No.10s in Europe, scoring and creating 14 goals in 21 Liga starts last season, and would certainly improve an already stellar midfield at the Etihad.
However, it won’t be easy to sign Isco from Real Madrid as he is under contract with them till 2022 and even if they decide to sell, City will have to break the transfer record in UK.
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