Following James Rodriguez signing for Real Madrid, Liverpool have made an approach to sign Los Blancos’ young playmaker Isco, Spanish newspaper Marca has reported.
The 22-year-old Spanish pearl could be set to leave the club after Los Merengues have spent 80 million euros on a player with the same characteristics, and Liverpool, who have long been eying him, are willing to take advantage of it.
Madrid-based sports daily AS has also claimed “Liverpool have asked Real Madrid about Isco’s situation,” while Sevilla and AC Milan have also shown an interest in the young Spaniard.
Isco recently rubbished rumours of his exit, but this might have changed after Los Blancos officially announced James Rodriguez arrival.
The Andalucian failed to gain a consistent role in Los Blancos last season in his first year at the Santiago Bernabeu. Rodriguez’s arrival will possibly leave even less minutes of play for him, especially since Real have also signed another playmaker this summer, Toni Kroos.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers is reportedly eager to bring a star midfielder to complete his squad, and Isco could be the perfect fit.
Yet Florentino Perez will not let the youngster leave easily, since he paid 30 million euros to bring him from Malaga last summer. If Isco wanted to leave, Real might agree to negotiate a loan move, but Carlo Ancelotti would have to aprove it.