West Ham gearing up for battle with big names for transfer of Real Madrid ace

Eden Hazard, Isco, Real Madrid, March 2022.

West Ham are one of a number of clubs set to do battle for Real Madrid ace Isco, who is out of contract at the Bernabeu at the end of the season.

Isco has been targeted by a number of European sides for some time. Indeed, his lack of game time this season has fuelled the fire regarding a move from Real.

The 29-year-old has started just three games all season. That is a far cry from his peak at Real, as he has consistently made over 30 appearances for years.

In fact, he has made 350 appearances for Los Blancos in his time at the club.

Clearly, Isco is not a preferred member of the Real Madrid side anymore. What’s more, his contract is up at the end of the season, so a move is likely.

There have been a number of clubs that have been linked with the Spaniard. Estadio Deportivo reports that there is a long list looking to take him on board.

Sevilla is reportedly at the top of the list. In fact, there have reportedly been discussions between manager Julien Lopetegui and the club about taking him on board previously.

The manager reportedly feels that Sevilla is the right place to revive Isco’s career. That move could have legs, as Lopetegui has managed the attacking-midfielder before.

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However, there is also interest from many other clubs. Barcelona are mentioned, as are AC Milan, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

West Ham are the only English side the report mentions. There has been reported interest from the Hammers in Isco previously.

West Ham face battle to land Isco

Eden Hazard, Isco of Real Madrid

While West Ham seem keen, given their interest in Isco began months ago, they may find it tough to land the Spaniard.

Given Isco’s contract runs out at the end of the season, a transfer would be for no fee, so would depend almost entirely on the star’s preference.

While England represents a new challenge, remaining in Spain fighting for the title may well be a more attractive prospect. Indeed, Sevilla are currently second in La Liga, whereas West Ham are seventh in the Premier League.

Furthermore, the report states that ‘everything indicates’ that Isco will become a Sevilla player next season, leaving David Moyes with a mountain to climb if Isco is to move to London.

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