Real Madrid To Replace Isco With Manchester United Star

Real Madrid’s Isco in action with Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti.
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Real Madrid have identified a Manchester United star as a surprise transfer target.

Following a rocky start to the season under Julen Lopetegui, the sinking ship that was Real Madrid was only steadied after Santiago Solari took charge at the Bernabeu. 

But while the overall performances of the team have improved, one key player continues to struggle badly.

Isco has failed to start a single game under the new manager, which has, in return, seen him get linked with a departure from the Spanish capital.

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Amid the speculation surrounding the 26-year-old’s future, 
Spanish website El Gol Digital has claimed that Santiago Solari has already identified the candidate who could replace the out-of-favour Spaniard in his squad.

The source indicates that the Real Madrid boss will be targeting Manchester United superstar Juan Mata – a prospective signing that Solari views as an absolute bargain.

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The 30-year-old’s current contract with the Mancunian giants is all set to expire at the end of the season. And with the player not keen on signing a new deal at Old Trafford, Real could sign him up for mere peanuts come January.

Jose Mourinho is unlikely to give his blessing to this transfer, as he lacks a proper right-sided midfielder in his squad. However, the Portuguese could very well be persuaded if Isco is somehow made a part of this probable swap deal. 

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