Arsenal open talks with Real Madrid star about big-money move

By on December 7, 2016

According to reports today, Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Real Madrid midfielder Isco to discuss a potential big-money move to the Premier League.

Isco has long been on Arsenal’s radar with speculation last summer suggesting he could have been heading to the Emirates after being made available for transfer by Madrid.

A move failed to materialise and Isco has continued to struggle for regular game-time at the Bernabeu with the 24-year-old only recently entering Zinedine Zidane’s plans after Gareth Bale got injured.

The Spanish international was quoted as telling talkSPORT earlier this season that he’ll look for a new challenge if he doesn’t establish himself at Madrid this term.

“If I’ve still only made a few appearances by the end of the season, I’ll look elsewhere.

“At 24 years of age I have to right to better myself.”

The Daily Star are citing reports coming out of Spain that claim Arsenal are among the clubs who’ve now made contact with Isco’s representatives to discuss a potential move to England.

It’s not made clear whether the midfielder was open to the idea of joining Arsenal or whether a possible move would be for January or next summer but one thing that is certain is that we’ll face some serious competition.

That’s because the newspaper report suggests that Chelsea and Manchester City have also held preliminary talks with Isco’s camp about a switch to the Premier League.

I’m a huge fan of the Spanish international’s and would love to see him come to north London if he decides to seek a new challenge at the end of the season.

He hasn’t been given a proper chance to fulfill his potential at Madrid and with Santi Cazorla continuing to struggle with a chronic Achilles injury, Isco could be the ideal long-term replacement.

Obviously it won’t be easy to win the race for his signature but we supposedly have the financial muscle to compete with the big-boys, so let’s hope we make a serious play for Isco if he comes on the market.