Real Madrid are ready to put Isco up for sale, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
— AS English (@English_AS) August 5, 2016
Isco has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu since his brilliant debut campaign for Los Blancos in 2013-14, in which he scored 11 goals and assisted 7 in 53 appearances for the club.
The very next season, he made the same number of appearances, but only managed 6 goals and 8 assists. He fell out of favour under Rafa Benitez, and was then used sparingly by Zinedine Ziidane, with Lucas Vazquez emerging as a regular substitute last season. His situation at Real Madrid last term also saw him miss out on a place in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad as a consequence.
Overall, he managed a decent record of 5 goals and 12 assists, but made 10 appearances less than the amount he did in his first two campaigns in Madrid.
The Real hierarchy do not wait around with players who do not live up to their expectations, and they currently view Isco in this light.
According to reports, they are willing to sell Isco to a club that offers the right amount for the Spanish international.
Real Madrid are reportedly in the mix for Paul Pogba, who was originally keen on a move to the Bernabeu. The amount being asked for the player however, put the Galacticos off. Manchester United are now in pole position to sign the 23-year-old Frenchman.
But Zidane is still a keen admirer of Pogba, and that fact alone could mean trouble for Isco. But with the play-maker being only 24 years old, he still has plenty of years ahead of him, which is why he won’t necessarily be short of potential suitors.
Arsenal are known to be very interested in the Spaniard, and will be monitoring his current situation with the La Liga giants. The English club, and manager Arsene Wenger in particular, have been subject to intense criticism from fans and pundits alike for their lack of activity in the market.