If there’s one area where Arsenal have always been well-stocked, it’s attacking midfield. But with Santi Cazorla moving further back, Tomas Rosicky aging and injured, and Jack Wilshere never fit, the club currently lacks quality back-up at number 10, while the position on the right-flank remains up for grabs.
And there could be the perfect solution on the horizon, as the Independent report that Isco has been offered to Arsenal for a fee of around £25m.
A marquee signing for Los Blancos in 2013, Isco has rarely had an extended run in the first team, more often featuring as an option from the bench, or cover when other stars are injured. The young Spaniard’s agent has claimed that his client is unhappy, and it is not strange that he might be thinking about a switch.
However, it is still early in Zinedine Zidane’s coaching career, and the Frenchman’s plans for the club’s future are as yet unclear. An injury to Gareth Bale has given Isco a shot, and he will certainly remain in Madrid until the summer, giving him the perfect opportunity to prove himself.
If Isco is available after Euro 2016, there will be plenty of interest, and Manchester City or Manchester United could be keen to refresh their attacking choices, while Chelsea are likely to have a major squad revamp.