Emirates Stadium side keen on Malaga midfielder.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly readying a move for Spanish Under 21 international Isco as the Gunners manager look to secure his second Malaga capture of the summer. The La Liga side are struggling financially after the club’s Qatari owners excessive spending spree last summer and are now looking to sell off players to help balance the books.
Santi Cazorla and Salomon Rondon have been sold to Arsenal to Rubin Kazan respectively and now 20 year old midfielder Isco, who has been compared to Cesc Fabregas, is the latest La Rosaleda asset who could be sold to help ease the financial crisis at the club.
Though Malaga did secure a maiden Champions League berth for the current campaign they did so at a price and Isco could be sold this summer and Arsenal are said to be ready to offer up to £8m for the former Valencia midfielder.
Arsene Wenger is said to be an admirer of the young midfielder and has set his sights on securing a fourth signing of the summer having already snapped up the aforementioned Cazorla and attackers Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
The North London club are looking to boost their squad ahead of the new season having experienced an extended lean period that has left the club’s supporters urging their side to invest in new talent.
Arsenal have started to clear-out a number of under-performing members of their squad with Manuel Almunia and Carlos Vela both making long awaited exits. Wenger will look to fund further moves in the current transfer window by looking for buyers for Nicklas Bendtner, Sebastien Squillaci, Andrei Arshavin and Park Chu-Young.
Isco impressed in his first season at Malaga, making 32 appearances, helping Manuel Pellegrini’s side to fourth place, the
club’s best ever La Liga finish.
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