Kevin Phillips has tipped Everton to potentially finish in the top four of the Premier League if they sign Isco from Real Madrid.
Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly targeting a move for his former star in the January transfer window, in what could be another statement signing for the Merseyside club from the Italian boss following the arrival of James Rodriguez in the summer transfer window from Zinedine Zidane’s team.
Would Isco be a good signing for Everton?
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and Birmingham City striker said that a couple of signings like that of Isco would help the Goodison Park faithful finish in the top five or four of England’s highest division at the end of the 2020/21 term:
“If Isco is going to come to the club, he will not be coming to sit on the bench.
“He will want to play and I am sure Ancelotti will have that in his mind. I do not know where he would slot in but to be linked with a player like that is fantastic.
“He would be another top-class signing for Everton.
“They are having a tough run at the moment so strengthening in January with a couple of players of Isco’s quality would help them finish in that top-five, top-four come the end of the season.”
Isco would be a top-class signing
Indeed, as Phillips has claimed, Isco would be nothing short of a top-class signing for the Toffees given what he has achieved in the game so far in his career.
The Spain international is a serial winner, having won no fewer than four UEFA Champions League titles, as well as two La Liga titles and several other major accolades while playing for Los Blancos (Transfermarkt).
His winning mentality is certainly a key asset that he can bring off the pitch, but on the pitch the 28-year-old has an eye for goals and assists too, having scored 51 goals and made a further 54 assists in 312 games in all competitions for the Spanish giants over the last eight consecutive campaigns (Transfermarkt).
Isco could well thrive under his former coach, and a finish in the Champions League spots may not be out of reach for the Blues if he signs in January.
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