Real Madrid star Isco is reportedly wanted by a trio of Premier League clubs.
The 23-year-old has played in Spain for his entire club career, but his performances in last season’s two wins over Liverpool suggest that he would be a good fit for English football.
Isco played the full 90 minutes on both occasions as Real beat Liverpool home and away in the 2014-15 Champions League, impressing with his industry and tackling as well as his neat passing.
Despite Isco starting seven of Real’s nine La Liga games this term, the player is not comfortable with his situation at the Bernabeu and has expressed a willingness to leave, according to Spanish publication Fichajes.
Real are the second favourites to win the La Liga title, with Suertia tipping Barcelona for glory.
The Express claim that Arsenal and Chelsea will be at the front of a long queue of clubs keen to acquire Isco’s signature, should Real allow him to move.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star say Liverpool would also be on “high alert” were Isco to become available.
Isco is a versatile player who can play anywhere in attacking midfield, as well as up front.
The variety of positions he can operate in would make him a very attractive proposition for most Premier League sides.
Isco is seen as a bit of an all-rounder – perhaps the complete midfielder.
He scored four goals and provided nine assists in 34 La Liga games last season. According to Whoscored.com, in those 34 matches Isco completed 58 tackles, 26 interceptions and 34 clearances. He made 66 successful dribbles, won 15 aerial challenges and was on target with 88% of his 1747 passes.