The future of Real Madrid’s Isco remains in doubt as coach Carlo Ancelotti persists with the tried and trusted triumvirate up front.
The 21-year-old only arrived at the Bernabeu last summer, making a 23 million move from Malaga. The Spanish attacking midfielder had a strong start to his career at Madrid, scoring five goals in his first six games.
However, the return of Gareth Bale to fitness after his world record summer move from Tottenham has seen Isco suffer. Ancelotti prefers to use Bale alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in a 4-3-3 formation. It was recently reported in Le 10 Sport thatMadrid could be willing to let the playmaker go after just one season. Ancelotti also stated that the system his team play doesn’t help Isco, as well as Luka Modric and Angel Di Maria, however he has “not abandoned” the old system which packed five in midfield.
There are plenty of suitors for Isco, especially in the Premier League. Manchester City have been linked with a move for the player, while Chelsea are believed to be looking at him as a potential replacement for Oscar. City might be prime candidates though as a chance to work under his former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini at City may well appeal to the Spaniard.
Milan are also looking at the player, according to Spanish website Sport. es.