Isco: Why Chelsea’s pursuit of the Madrid star makes perfect sense


Real Madrid star Isco Alarcon has reportedly snubbed the advances of Manchester United in favour of a move to Chelsea, according to a report from the Daily Star.

The Spanish international has been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital this season having found games hard to come by under manager Zinedine Zidane after a series of inconsistent performances.

Having lost his place in the team to the likes of Marco Asensio and Vazquez, Isco might be open to a move away from the Bernabeu in the summer.

Reports from Spanish news outlet Don Balon understands that the playmaker is getting frustrated over his lack of regular playing time at the Spanish giants and favors a move to the Premier League with Stamford Bridge his preferred destination.

Although Chelsea are favorites to sign the playmaker, it is believed the Spaniard could be the subject of a four-way transfer battle with clubs like Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City all interested in signing the attacking midfielder this summer.

The former Malaga midfielder is not expected to come cheap and will likely command a high transfer fee if he is to depart the Bernabeu in the summer.

Having endured a disappointing campaign this term, the Blues are expected to strengthen and spend big in key areas next season if they are to compete both home and abroad.

Chelsea’s pursuit of Isco makes perfect sense given the west London club less creative options from the midfield having relied too much on Cesc Fabregas to serve as the club creative outlet from the middle of the park but the potential arrival of Isco will ease the burden on the Spaniard and will definitely add to the Blues’ creativity in the attacking third.

He is known for his excellent passing abilities, finishing, dribbling, creativity, versatility, skill and is on the receiving end of persistent fouling due to his style of play.

The 25-year-old has featured in 40 games for the Los Blancos across all competitions scoring five times and providing the same number of assists.


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