Reports across Europe are claiming that Arsene Wenger is considering a move for Real Madrid’s Isco, valued at around £30m, in the January transfer window.
Still just 24-years-old, Isco has played 108 minutes in La Liga this season across six games. That’s an average of 18 minutes a game and it’s not surprising given his bit-part role that he’s yet to register a goal or assist.
This is a shame for a player as talented as Isco who should be at a club where he isbe playing regularly but he seems disposable to Zinedine Zidane, prompting reports that he is set to leave in January.
Back in the summer, Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for the playmaker before Isco simply said ‘Im staying, I’m staying.’ Who wouldn’t panic if that lot were trying to buy you?
That was at the end of August but things have not improved for him this season, and while it is still early, it does look like a sign of things to come for the player despite his father saying that his son wants to sign a new deal with the Spanish giants.
An argument could be made that Zindane is simply easing him back in after he suffered a sprained ankle earlier in the season, but a similar pattern was emerging at the end of last season when he played the full 90 only once in their final five league games, with a total of 63 paltry minutes across the other four.
So will Arsenal actually move for him?
To be honest, it’s hard to see it.
I know it is Arsene’s dream to play a team consisting of nothing but midfielders and we all know that they are like crack to him. But where would he fit?