Spanish and Real Madrid play maker Isco has reportedly had an altercation with manager Carlo Ancelotti and this may signify the end of his career with the Los Blancos – Arsenal and Manchester City have been tipped to be his probable destination, as per Marca.
Following departure of Mesut Ozil last season, Isco emerged as the favourite for the position and started the season with consecutive stellar show-offs. But the presence and performance of James Rodriquez saw Ancelotti changed his nominal formation and that saw the 23-year-old Spaniard lost his place in the first team of Madrid.
It is understood that Isco became unhappy when Sergio Ramos was played ahead of him in midfield in the Champions League match against Athletico. The player unreservedly said:
“I thought I was doing a good job over the last few months and it’s not easy to sit on the bench all of a sudden.”
For Arsenal, they boast of the best midfield in the Premier League. But giving the ages of Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky, and even putting into cognizance the injury vulnerability of the later, Arsenal are looking to add Isco as long term replacement for the aforementioned duo.
Should Arsenal sign Isco, he will give Arsene Wenger more options in the middle of the pack. The skilful playmaker can also play from the wing and his ball retention and inch-pefect passes ability will make him easily slut into the midfield of Arsenal. Cazorla and Rosicky are seemingly in the final stages of their Career and there’s need for Wenger to take advantage of the player’s situation.
The player has been valued at £32 million. Isco played under Manuel Pellegrini while they were at Malaga, it looks like Manchester City are looking to ride on the back of the relationship between the two to lure Isco to the Etihad.