Arsenal are now ready to step up their efforts to bring in Real Madrid star Isco, according to a report from El Confidencial.
The Gunners are reportedly interested to sign Real Madrid’s 23-year-old misfit Spaniard to provide more attacking support to Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.
Isco, despite having fan following in Madrid, club president Florentino Perez is all set to listen to offers of around £25million for the youngster and Arsene Wenger is said to be a big admirer him. That means he could be preparing another bid for his services after seeing their earlier attempt failed.
Both Arsenal and Manchester City have been heavily linked with moves for Isco over the last few months, and speculation now continues even more increasingly over his future with Real Madrid as the Spaniard is supposed to be not guaranteed a regular first team start under new manager Zinedine Zidane.
However, Los Blancos have been slapped with a transfer ban this month which will continue for two transfer windows starting from this summer and despite they have a chance to appeal, it is right now looking likely that Real will not be able to sign any fresh faces for an entire season. The latest report on Isco’s uncertain future has come into limelight in spite of the issues over acquiring a perfect replacement.
Stars such as Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo have already been linked with a move away from Madrid, but plans to start an overhaul in the team with player sales and new signings does appear to have stopped as it stands. But whether Isco is allowed to leave still remains a mystery.
Arsene Wenger has already signed one player in the January transfer window, Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel, becoming the club’s first outfield signing since this time last year and has recently revealed that he’s planning to make an “exceptional” signing if anyone does become available this month.
According to the Daily Star, he said: “You will certainly over the next ten days have some work to do, not especially with Arsenal. We are always open to the exceptional cases. At the moment I expect our last ten days (of the transfer window) to be quiet.”