Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco, according to reports in Spain.
The 26-year-old is out of favour under manager Santiago Solari and could leave the Bernabeu in order to get first-team football.
However, Real Madrid are said to be seeking €100m for Isco, with the player having a €700m release clause. City fans have seen the club linked with the player before, and don’t think it’s likely that the Spaniard will be plying his trade at the Etihad:
Here we go again…
— Matty (@matt180williams) 17 December 2018
— Ghilès (@AlgerianNavy) 17 December 2018
Not even on a free….he’s turned us down already…no second chances…let him rot on madrids bench.
— ian birchenough (@birchy1968) 17 December 2018
Isco not needed now maybe when d Silva retires
— Leeroy 19 (@LeroyMusarurwa) 17 December 2018
5 years too late amigos
— Pemerhati Buah DURIAN (@LORD_salty57) 18 December 2018
— Andy (@AndyDadofleo) 17 December 2018
Been hearing this same rumour for years 🙄
— Jake (@jakeside89) 17 December 2018
we dont need him we have bernardo silva and gundoguan
— Kun Agüero 🇬🇧🏴🇧🇼 (@AgueroBrand) 17 December 2018
We don’t need this.. Just Adrien Rabiot will do
— Quinn Cee (@Kxng_Quxnn) 17 December 2018
Ndombele only thanks.
— Rupert Kudelka (@RupertKudelka14) 18 December 2018
— Mohamed Abdulkadir (@mohamedamiin2) 17 December 2018
Certainly, a move for a central midfielder like Adrien Rabiot or Tanguy Ndombele would seem more likely, but it could depend on what Guardiola feels Isco could bring to the team.
The midfielder may have only scored four goals and provided one assist so far this season, but he was a central figure under previous coach Zinedine Zidane.
Last campaign, Isco scored nine goals and provide ten assists in 49 appearances, helping Madrid to their third consecutive Champions League trophy.