Isco has been tipped for a move to the Premier League, with Everton the most likely suitors, though a number of English clubs have joined the race for the Spaniard.
Everton have shown interest in bringing Isco to Merseyside for weeks now. Former Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez, who managed the attacker in Madrid, could be tempted to bring his former player to the club given their past affiliation.
Isco’s future in Madrid is uncertain, and he could leave this season, reports Mundo Deportivo.
The midfielder, who has played just 166 minutes this season, seems likely to be departing Real. Furthermore, his contract expires in the summer.
Should Madrid want to cash in, a deal in January would make the most sense. Otherwise, the Spanish table toppers would lose out on a fee altogether.
Benitez could be keen to manage Isco once again, with the midfielder having prospered under his coaching. Isco scored three goals and assisted six in 20 games under the now Everton boss.
While Benitez will be hoping to land a deal for the 29-year-old, it seems his side will be rivalled by Leicester.
The 2015/16 Premier League champions are looking for more creativity in midfield after a slow start to the season. As such, Isco would be the kind of player that could benefit the team massively.
The interest from a number of sides could aid Real due to their financial troubles.
Sides vying for Isco’s signature would surely bump his price tag up, and allow Real to receive a decent fee.
Isco could clear path for midfield talent
Of course, Real Madrid is still one of the most widely respected clubs in world football. Players across the globe dream of pulling on the white shirt.
This is still true to this day, a number of midfield players who are bossing football of late seem interested in a move to the Spanish capital.
Namely Marcelo Brozovic and Frank Kessie who are currently starring in Serie A.
Should Isco leave in the January window, he would free up some room, and some much needed cash. Furthermore, players who ‘want to wear the Real Madrid shirt’ may get their wish.