One hundred and seventy minutes. That’s all the football Isco has managed to get at Real Madrid since the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign.
With that in mind, rumours about a January exit are already circulating, and the likeliest landing spot for the former Málaga star is the Premier League, where two clubs are interested.
According to AS on Monday, both Arsenal and Manchester City are ‘crazy about him’ thanks to their managers Unai Emery and Pep Guardiola.
At the Emirates, it’s said the London club are ‘delighted’ with the loan of Dani Ceballos, and are reportedly consider there is a ‘good investment’ to be made with Isco in January.
As for Manchester City and Guardiola, they see the Real Madrid man as the replacement for the departing David Silva, who made it clear before the season started this would be his last campaign at the Etihad.
For the player, these are seen as two ‘magnificent’ solutions to his problem, as both clubs would give him the minutes he craves at the Santiago Bernabéu all the while helping him cement a potential spot in Robert Moreno’s Spain squad for the 2020 Euros.
According to AS, that dream is now ‘more attainable’ in England than it is in Spain.