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Real Madrid: Serie A giants interested in Isco

Real Madrid: Serie A giants interested in Isco

AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, per Caught Offside.

Los Blancos want €70m (£64.1m) for the Spaniard, whose future in Madrid now looks uncertain after the arrival of Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Despite enjoying success in the Spanish capital after his arrival from Malaga in 2013, Isco’s performance levels considerably dropped last season as the La Liga giants suffered one of their most unsuccessful campaigns in recent history.

The 27-year-old managed just three goals and two assists in 27 La Liga appearances last season as Madrid finished 19 points behind league winners Barcelona, while his shots (1.6 to 0.9), key passes (1.6 to 1) and dribbles per game (1.9 to 1.3) clearly indicate a dip between the 2017/18 campaign and the one just passed.

AC Milan are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Paris Saint-Germain for 20-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, which would free up the funds used to complete a move for Isco or teammate James Rodriguez.

Madrid’s €70m (£64.1m) valuation of Isco seems exceptionally high for a player who has failed to display consistent quality for some time now, and although they are understandably trying to recoup some of the money they have spent on incoming transfers this summer, they may have to lower their asking price to get rid of him.

Should he make the switch to Milan, he would potentially become the main man (given his stature) in a side who are currently going through a period of re-building, and at 27 he really needs to be starting each week to preserve his career at the very top level.

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