Chelsea have reportedly reignited their interest in Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Isco. He has made his way back into Zinedine Zidane’s starting side and has impressed in recent weeks.
El Desmarque has claimed that the Blues would be willing to pay up to 55 million Euros for the 27-year-old. Lampard reportedly sees Isco as a great addition to his Chelsea side and could see him linking up well with N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park.
This is not the first time the Spain international has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. Reports from The Daily Mail in December suggested that the Blues were offered the chance to sign Isco.
However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez does not want to see him leave the club but would not rule out a move in the summer if the right offer came in.
Isco’s talent is undeniable. He would certainly add a creativity to the Chelsea midfield that it is currently lacking, but Lampard must weigh up whether the move would be worth it long term.
Signing the Real Madrid midfielder would no doubt limit the chances of other midfielders currently at the club. Mason Mount would be likely to see his minutes drastically reduced if Isco joined. Young players yet to make it in the senior team like Billy Gilmour and Conor Gallagher may also struggle to get any first-team opportunities.
It might be best if Lampard allows the midfielders he currently has at his disposal to develop. Other more pressing areas need strengthening in the Blues’ side before the midfield.