Arsene Wenger advises Arsenal board to sign £36.7m playmaker

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will encourage his Gunners board to make a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco with the Spanish giants wanting at least €50m (£36.7m) for the Spanish international according to Fichajes via the Metro.

The 23-year-old has largely struggled to cement a regular starting eleven berth ever since his move to the Bernabeuin the summer of 2013.

The likes of Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, and now recent arrival Mateo Kovacic, have all impacted on Isco’s standing in Real Madrid’s first-team set-up.

However, when called upon, the former Malaga midfielder has impressed.

In his first campaign with the Liga BBVA giants, Isco racked up 11 goals and seven assists, as former boss Carlo Ancelotti picked up both Champions League and Copa del Rey crowns, and in 2014/15, the cultured midfielder reached double figures in terms of assists. He is a creative talent who has certainly won over Real Madrid’s fans, who would surely be loath to see him depart.

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Whilst it’s true that Arsenal have no shortage of creative midfield talents, Isco could provide a hugely effective option in the final third, and the Real Madrid man would certainly fit Arsene Wenger’s ethos.

Isco is comfortable on the ball, quick-thinking and if he feels as though he is not a key member of Rafa Benitez’s plans, then a move to the Emirates Stadium could prove tempting. The presence of national team colleagues Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal could also help facilitate a move for the former Malaga man, who may well be tempted by the prospect of joining his compatriots.

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