Slipping down the pecking order at Madrid, a number of clubs have lined up to wage a bidding war for out of favor midfielder Isco. Real Betis, Inter Milan and AC Milan have expressed an interest in the Spaniard and will attempt to acquire him for free this summer.
As reported by media outlet Calciomercato, Serie A giants AC Milan and Inter are working on a Bosman transfer for the Spanish international. Aside from the Italians, interest emerges from Spain itself in the form of league rivals Real Betis. Los Verdiblancos too are working on a move and are anticipated to put forth an offer for him when the summer transfer window rolls around.
Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez a.k.a. Isco was considered to be among the greatest young midfielders in Europe. He arrived in Madrid, making the switch from Malaga in July 2013. This move promised to be the beginning of a very bright career for the Spaniard.
However, over the past 9 years, Isco has faced his share of hardships at the Santiago Bernabeu. He lost his place to midfield maestros Toni Kroos and Luka Modric and slipped down the pecking order.
Things have only taken a turn for the worse for the 29 year old in the past couple of years. Isco managed to register just 277 minutes of playing time in 13 games over all competitions this term.
The Spaniard is likely to bid adieu Real Madrid in the summer when he reaches the final 6 months of his deal at the clubs. As mentioned earlier, AC Milan, Inter and Real Betis all stand as interested parties and are eager to welcome him to their respective clubs.
Isco a wanted man
Interest from AC Milan, in Isco, could be due to the inconsistency Brahim Diaz has displayed this term. However, in this campaign, the Spaniard has not been allowed to play when he can be most effective. In a similar case, Rade Krunic has not been able to impress when given the opportunity.
Speaking of Inter, the future of Matias Vecino is doubtful at the San Siro. Vecino will most likely leave the club in the summer transfer window. Moreover, as Isco running down his contract and edging towards becoming a free agent makes him a suitable target. If he does sign for Inter, he could be a fine swap for the Uruguay international.
Coming to Spain, Real Betis have shown an interest in Madrid’s midfielder as well. However, he might be a short-term replacement for Andres Guardado. The Mexican is drawing closer to hanging up his boots and must slowly phase-out of the first team.
Other interested parties include La Liga outfit Sevilla and Premier League side Arsenal. When the Spaniard’s contract does run out in the summer, a bidding war is imminent for his services.
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