Report: Chelsea offered chance to sign Isco
It has been reported that Chelsea made an initial bid worth 52 million Euros for Isco last week. New reports suggest that the club has now been offered the chance to sign the Spanish international in January.
The Daily Mail reports that Real Madrid are willing to let the 27-year-old go as early as January. The Spanish club is targeting Tottenham midfielder, Christian Eriksen, so need to offload several men in the middle of the park.
It would appear that Isco is seen as disposable. Chelsea may make their move in January in what could prove to be a bargain deal. But should the Blues push ahead with a deal, or is there a reason he is not in Madrid’s starting 11?
Zinedine Zidane has become known for excluding players he does not want in his side, despite their talent. Gareth Bale has also fallen foul to this and could be another Madrid star to move out of the door in the coming months.
Isco’s talent is impossible to deny. Graceful with the ball at his feet, the 38-capped Spanish international has exceptional passing and dribbling capabilities, as well as an eye for goal. He has a wealth of experience on the biggest of stages and could prove crucial in nurturing some of Chelsea’s young talent.
The Blue’s have struggled to break down teams that sit deep this season. If Isco came into the front or midfield three, his creativity would certainly bring an additional threat to the club’s attack.
If the rumoured 52 million Euro asking price is true, it seems like a no-brainer. The Spaniard has several years left at the top of his game, and would no doubt improve the current Chelsea side.