The transfer window is nearly here, and over the next few weeks, speculations will go over the roof as players are set to rover the world over, while the money bags change hands.
That may not involve Real Madrid star, Isco, according to Daily Star as he has dispelled any possibilities of leaving the Spanish capital in January, dealing transfer blows to Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been frequently claimed as the leading clubs for his signature in January, while United have also be lurking to take advantage by offering the sort of heavy cash they spent on Isco’s former teammate, Angel di Maria. The 22-year old has not always been among the first on Carlo Ancelotti’s team sheet over the past season, but has really impressed this season, taking advantage of the regular injuries that have caused the absence of key players, especially Luka Modric.
Alongside Toni Kroos in central midfield, Isco has forced his way into the fabric of a team that has now won 20 consecutive games in all competition, with the young Spaniard racking up 23 appearances in all competitions, with 3 goals to his name, scoring in their most recent 4 – 1 win at Almeria.
Speaking of his delight at his role, Isco said:
“Playing in central midfield is helping me to become a more complete player. I want to keep on helping in every way possible”.
“I’m happy with the run that the team is on and the win against Ludogorets”.
This will come as a blow to the Gunners as the spate of injuries in the squad have made it necessary for recruitment to be undertaken for the midfield positions. Ozil, Wilshere and Ramsey are all out till the New Year, limiting the attacking options available to Wenger at the moment.
While United had indeed splashed heavily in the summer to land Di Maria, they are still believed to be short of real attacking options, evidenced by the nature of their wins in recent games, where they have been without the Argentine playmaker. As for Liverpool, it’s been a tale of being tottenham-in-disguise as the recruited creative players, Lazar Markovic and Adam Lallana – both costing nearly £50m – have failed to produce anything tangible to the team.
Awarded the Golden Boy in 2012, Isco’s football is very much in resonance with the Arsenal Way. A graduate of all the age groups of the Spanish teams from U-16 to La Roja, he is very well formed and possesses both the character and education to be a World-Class footballer. While at Malaga, he was key to their first ever qualification for the Champions League in 2011, together with then teammates, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal. These two, now Gunners, would easily allow the youngster settle in perfectly into the team, while his dynamism would have brought much more flexibility to the Arsenal attack.
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