Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly requested that his club try a transfer approach for Real Madrid playmaker Isco.
The Spain international is going through a tough time at the Bernabeu after falling down the pecking order since Santiago Solari took over as manager.
Still, Isco remains a world class talent who could fit in at most top clubs and it seems Guardiola remains an admirer.
That’s because, according to AS, the City boss has made the 26-year-old a priority transfer target for his club and got his club to initiate negotiations.
The report claims intermediaries have begun some form of talks over signing Isco, who would clearly make a fine fit for Guardiola’s style of play.
The former Malaga man could also be an ideal long-term replacement for David Silva at the Etihad Stadium, so it makes perfect sense for the club to think long-term like this.
It remains to be seen if a deal can be done, however, as the report notes that it’s been claimed Real would ask for as much as £90million for Isco.
That should’t be beyond City by any means, but of course they may feel they could get better value for money elsewhere.