The Spaniard, who has been linked with a move to the Etihad for most of the decade, is returning to his best after a disappointing patch of bad form for his club. Now, reports suggest Guardiola has instructed his bosses to negotiate a transfer that could cost €50m as the club prepare for the departure of David Silva next summer.
Isco, who will be 28 by that time, is one of two Real Madrid midfielders who is dedicated to creative play. The other, James Rodriguez, is likely to move on in January after making just nine appearances so far this season. Zinedine Zidane will not be keen on letting both Rodriguez and Isco leave the club without an adequate replacement, leaving them short on playmaking ability in the centre of the park.
However, it’s suggested chairman Florentino Perez may be open to moving Isco on, and he holds ultimate power at the club. For a deal to work, City may need to offer more than the touted €50m.
Isco has made 287 appearances for Real Madrid, winning the UEFA Champions League four times.
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