Real Madrid reportedly expect to see both Arsenal and Manchester City tabling offers for the out-of-favor midfielder Isco Alarcon in the January transfer window
Heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer, the 27-year-old Spaniard has eventually opted to remain in the Spanish capital and fancy his chances under Zinedine Zidane.
That has, however, turned out to be a grave mistake, as he has barely featured for Real Madrid this term, putting at risk his chances of playing for Spain in next summer’s Euro.
After making just two La Liga starts and missing both of Real’s Champions League fixtures, the highly-rated playmaker is now eager to find a new place to rejuvenate his career away from the French manager.
A January transfer might be Isco’s last chance to break into Spain’s Euro 2020 squad again after being overlooked by Robert Moreno for the Red Fury’s recent Euro 2020 qualifying matches.
Arsenal and Manchester City are crazy about Isco thanks to their managers Unai Emery and Pep Guardiola.— Man City | Superbia (@SuperbiaProeIia) October 21, 2019
Manchester City and Guardiola see the Real Madrid man as the ideal replacement for the departing David Silva.
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As reported by the Metro, Manchester City and Arsenal are among the clubs interested in offering the creative midfielder an escape route from Madrid.
While Unai Emery looks to add another top-class piece to his midfield in his bid to clinch a top-four finish with the Gunners in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola might be planning to step up his long-standing interest in his compatriot.
David Silva has already announced that he will not be part of City’s roster next season, which will pave the way for the former Malaga man.
Meanwhile, by taking Isco off their books, Los Blancos will make way for Christian Eriksen, who can’t wait to complete the long-awaited switch from Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs are also listed as potential suitors for the Spain international, who would be a perfect replacement for the outgoing Danish star.