Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been one of the Premier League’s hottest transfer targets for a very long time, but the La Liga giants’ hefty-price tag on him has warded off interest from some of the richest clubs in Europe. However, recent changes at Real Madrid appear to have opened the door for Arsenal to acquire the former Golden Boy at significant discount.
According to the Independent [via the Telegraph], Real Madrid have offered Isco to the Gunners for just £25 million – a significant mark down from the alleged sale price other clubs have allegedly been quoted.
Isco is believed to be on his way out of Real Madrid due to his high wages and alleged bitterness between him and former manager Rafa Benitez. The 2012 Golden Boy award winner has not met the huge expectations the club set for him when they paid a king’s ransom to Malaga for his contract back in 2013.
In his last 50 La Liga appearances, Isco has five goals and 13 assists.
Real Madrid are expected to make a huge splash in the upcoming year for several Premier League superstars, particularly Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard and Man United goalkeeper David de Gea, leaving manager Zinedine Zidane needing to acquire some extra cash to mold the team into how he wants it to look.
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