Manchester City look to have been cleared to some degree to seal the transfer of £75million-rated Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco this summer.
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According to Don Balon, Cristiano Ronaldo is increasingly convinced the Spain international will accept an offer from City after being promised a key role in Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side.
City could certainly do with Isco as a long-term replacement for David Silva in that creative midfield role, and Ronaldo is also said to be willing to see his club let the 25-year-old go.
This may further boost City’s hopes, following reports from the Daily Mirror that the former Malaga man was being targeted in a £75million move.
Isco has shone in fits and bursts for Real Madrid but has not been as much of a regular in the starting line up this season, though he did hit a hat-trick for Spain against Argentina in midweek.
There’s no questioning Isco’s ability when he’s on form and full of confidence, and it may be that a move is now needed for him to fulfil his true potential.
Many top players have improved under Guardiola and Isco seems another who would thrive in the Spanish tactician’s system.