Real Madrid playmaker Isco is reportedly “keen” on joining Everton, where he would link up with his former manager Carlo Ancelotti and ex-teammate James Rodriguez .
According to the Mirror, Spanish giants Madrid don’t consider the attacking midfielder to be part of their plans moving forward and will make him available in the January transfer window.
It is understood that the La Liga club will loan him out for the season and include an obligation to buy in the summer of £18million plus add-ons.
The report claims that Madrid are looking to sound out potential suitors from England and Italy, but the player would prefer a move to the Premier League and Merseyside club Everton are viewed as the most likely destination.
Isco, 28, is a four-time Champions League winner that has had a brilliant career at the Bernabeu, scoring 51 goals and supplying 54 assists in 311 appearances for Madrid.
But he’s fallen down the pecking order under current manager Zinedine Zidane and can’t quite seem to find his best form, which is why a move away in the New Year could make sense for all parties.
He can be such a goalscoring threat in a number 10 creative role with his quick feet and vision, plus he’s got the versatility to drop into a deeper midfield role or he can also play in wide areas.
Everton have already benefited massively from the signing of Rodriguez from Madrid, but that doesn’t guarantee it would be the same story if another player arrived from the Spanish capital.
Fortunately Ancelotti worked with Isco during his first two years as a senior player at Madrid and helped get the best out of him, so it could help him if he makes the switch to the Premier League for the first time in his career.
He’s a creative playmaker that could inject some extra quality in the final third and an obligation to buy for £18million could be a bargain if he gets back to playing his best football.