Arsenal are weighing in on a deal for Spain and Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to emerging reports.
Among the top creative midfielders in the world, Isco ranks as one of the best and he is very much in-demand at the moment. It is widely believed that the impromptu departure of Zinedine Zidane from Real Madrid will cause some of the players to leave including Isco.
Arsenal new manager Unai Emery is revamping the team of the Gunners – he has completed the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner and is also on the verge of signing Yacine Adli from Paris Saint Germain. Nonetheless, the Gunners are still short of quality in their squad and to maintain the ball retention ideology, they need Isco to execute that style.
While Manchester City are very much interested in the signing of Isco, COS reports via Diaro Gol that Arsenal are also lurking around to sign the mesmerising midfielder.
Arsenal reportedly gave Emery a £50million transfer budget but Isco is valued at £70million, which means the Gunners would have a separated budget for Isco.
Mesut Ozil has failed to live up to his bidding since joining Arsenal from Madrid in the summer of 2013, and a big signing like Isco would be a big statement by Emery to the rival clubs of the Gunners in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League might be a major turn off for Isco but the modern transfer window is ruled by money, leaving Arsenal as a possible footballing destination for him.