Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly lining up a move for Real Madrid star Isco Alarcon, reports in Spain and England say
After snapping up Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg, Klopp is eager to add a new piece to his jigsaw, with Isco catching his eye, according to the Daily Express.
Although Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson both enjoy a stunning season at Anfield, the German manager is on the lookout for a new creative midfielder to bolster a well-structured roster.
The Spaniard has found himself on the margins of the Real Madrid squad since Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu but has still registered 11 La Liga appearances this season, mostly coming in as a substitute.
Real Madrid raise Isco transfer price after Liverpool join #CFC in race for deal.— CFC-Blues (@CFCBlues_com) January 24, 2020
With a £47m bid already having been rejected. The report adds that club president Florentino Perez is looking for nothing less than £58m for the attacking midfielder. Is he worth it? pic.twitter.com/8e0TtMxyp7
Los Blancos consider selling the 27-year-old playmaker, as they offered him to Chelsea for £44million back in December, hoping to use the funds the sign the wantaway Tottenham star, Christian Eriksen.
With Real still keeping close tabs on Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Isco’s future at the club hangs by a thread, and a potential winter breakup seems to be on the cards.
Meanwhile, the Reds are also assessing the possibility of hiring the in-demand Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz should their efforts to lure Isco to the Premier League come a cropper.
In addition to Liverpool, Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest in the former Betis man, who has become one of the most highly rated deep-lying playmakers since moving to the San Paolo.