Isco is ready to move to Chelsea and play under the management of Maurizio Sarri.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco is ready to snub Arsenal and Manchester City as Chelsea surprisingly arise as favorites to land the former Malaga man during the January transfer window. The Blues are ready to match the demands of the Los Blancos who are wanting 70 million Euros for the 26-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.
Both the manager and club president are in agreement that the player should be sold should someone match the stipulated price in the near future. He has regularly featured under the former manager Julen Lopetegui. But, Santiago Solari has decided against starting him frequently at Santiago Bernabeu.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) December 19, 2018
The Spanish midfielder was booed by his own fans during Real Madrid’s 3-0 loss to CSKA Moscow at their own backyard. Besides, he rejected the captain’s armband from Marcelo for unknown reasons during the same game. With this frightful action, he has doubted cast over his Real Madrid future.
Isco is a product of the Spanish giants Valencia CF. He made 52 appearances for the second fiddle side and featured 6 times for the first team as well. Looking at his extraordinary talent, Malaga decided to lure him away by paying his buy-out clause which was worth 6 million in 2011.
Aftermath, he spent two years under the management for Manuel Pellegrini, flourishing and making a name for himself in the league. He made 82 appearances for the club during his two-year stint and netted 17 goals and found his teammates on 11 occasions.
Being dubbed as the “Next Andres Iniesta” he was handed over the jersey number 23 by the Los Blancos in 2013. He had a very good start to his Real Madrid career under Carlo Ancelotti by contributing 20 goals during his first campaign. His numbers have not been great ever since then.
Labeled as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world right now, his contribution towards the final third is not good enough to justify it. The Spanish international has not had a great time under Zinedine Zidane and Santiago Solari at Real Madrid.
However, he was part of the side which has lifted the La Liga once and Champions League four times. He has always been inconsistent throughout his Real Madrid career and has never really sparked under any manager particularly.
Chelsea are currently having N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as attacking midfielders with Jorginho acting as a registra in the present Chelsea side. Another option Sarri has used for most parts of this season is Mateo Kovacic, who is currently on-loan from Real Madrid. It is no doubt that the Italian is looking to add more names to the midfield department to bolster the squad.
The Blues will face Bournemouth in the League Cup Quarterfinals on Wednesday before taking on Leicester City on Saturday as they prepare for another week of the Premier League action.