Chelsea and Arsenal prepare to do battle to sign Real Madrid’s Isco
Arsenal and Chelsea are ready to battle for Real Madrid star Isco – but could confront rivalry from adversaries Tottenham.
The three heavyweights have each been linked in the past but his remarks could spell terrible news.
It is fair to say Isco is not enjoying his time at Real Madrid right now.
New boss Santiago Solari does not see eye-to-eye with the Spanish star and has not begun him in any of his seven matches in control.
What’s more, with a January move a solid plausibility, the Premier League powerhouses could look to swoop in for the player who has excelled on the international stage unquestionably more than for Los Blancos.
Unai Emery’s Arsenal is probably going to be the most appropriate goal.
Chelsea could be another choice for Isco as Maurizio Sarri hopes to convey a Premier League title in his first season.
The Real Madrid ace could opening into a midfield effectively overflowing with ability – but that could mean reduced game time for English pair Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and maybe even N’Golo Kante.
He would also be an option in attack and was often deployed on the right flank by Julen Lopetegui and his forerunner Zinedine Zidane.
What’s more, with Eden Hazard on the opposite side, it could be obliterating for restriction guards – that is if the Belgian star does not go to the Bernabeu.
Although Arsenal and Chelsea would be the favourites, Tottenham will be keen on an unexpected move, as well.
Be that as it may, what might that mean for the players who begin behind Harry Kane in Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up, especially Dele Alli?
Speaking ahead of the Champions League final this year, though, Isco conceded there have been chances to move to the Premier League but it has never even crossed his mind.