Real Madrid are all set to put both Isco and James Rodriguez up for sale this summer, as club president Florentino Perez has been not happy with their inconsistent form throughout the season.
The recent developments in Spanish capital have already alerted a number of Premier League teams who have long been targeting either of both of the players in the over the past few months. According to a report from The Sun, Real Madrid have tagged around £34m price tag on Isco’s head, while they will be eyeing to splash in a sum closer to £60m for Colombian midfielder James.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Rodriguez and Real Madrid tried to sell the player for most of this season, according to past reports – and could be at the front of the race to sign him if Real decide to cash in.
Rodriguez has so far endured ups and downs this season after he became very unhappy under former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez. Zidane also is not at all happy particularly with his attitude in recent training sessions. He has also been in trouble with police for driving offences. He has even said to have persuading Perez for a pay-rise on his current contract, which is not believed to have gone down well with the unsatisfied President.
If Manchester United manage to sign the Colombian it would certainly appease the majority of the United fans who still think Louis van Gaal’s team lack the much-needed flair and are too pedestrian this season. United chief executive Ed Woodward always has a habit of chasing high-profile footballers around the world, with a typical thinking at Old Trafford that hugely outlays on superstar players can be recouped by commercial gains.
Meanwhile, Isco’s case is completely different and relates to his recent display of petulance when he was substituted against Las Palmas, is what has made the balance against him. He also faced the evil eye after appearing reluctant to celebrate a goal against Levante shortly after coming off the bench.
Isco has a number of clubs who wants to sign him. While Manchester United have occasionally been linked, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea have each been consistently labelled as possible destinations for the talented Spaniard. Juventus are also monitoring the player’s current situation too and may be ready to battle for his signature when the race hots up at the end of this season.