Reigning Premier league champions Manchester City are the latest football club to be connected with a possible transfer swoop for playmaker Isco from Real Madrid.
The Spain international playmaker has not been a constant starter for the La Liga giant in recent times, with new head coach Santiago Solari not rating the Spaniard as good enough to be a a regular starter at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Still, it is little shock to see the playmaker attracting suitors from the Premier League after a brilliant playing career in Madrid, as well as for his National football team.
Wide spread media report indicate that the Red Devils are keeping close tab on the player’s situation at the Spanish side as they consider reinforcing that problematic area in creative middle of the park, but it looks they could face stiff competition from their arch-rival and most bitter rivals Manchester City.
According to Don Balon, the Etihad giant are keenly interested in the playmaker, though one major stumbling block might be that they’re not ready to ‘cough out’ his £60million valuation.
It could be that this hands Jose Mourinho’s team some advantage and edge in any likely transfer tussle, with Manchester United known for spending so much money on big players in recent times.
It was only in the month of January this year that Manchester United pipped their ‘noisy’ neighbours to the acquisition of Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez, with BBC Sport reporting at that point in time that the Citizen’s felt the move would be way too expensive for them to pay.