Isco, First Target for Barcelona

Isco, First Target for Barcelona

Isco Alarcón

FC Barcelona want to sign Real Madrid player Isco Alarcón in the next transfer window. The Catalan club has set the Spaniard as his first target for the summer and they’ve even contacted Isco to see if he would be willing to change Madrid for Barcelona.

According to the Catalan radio station Rac1, Barcelona have offered Isco €20M as a bonus if he finally decides to move to Cataluña. Isco’s contract ends in 2018 and he’s not happy with his current situation in the Spanish capital. He’s not enjoying many minutes with Los Blancos and Barcelona are offering him a ‘Galáctico’ status in their club as the perfect replacement for Andrés Iniesta.

Barcelona would be able to offer Isco a five-year contract deal. Isco has to decide whether to stay at Real Madrid and renew his contract or leave the club. Los Blancos won’t allow Isco to leave for free in the summer of 2018. His contract should be extended or they’ll be forced to negotiate a sell, but it will be very difficult to see Real Madrid and Barcelona in the same table negotiating a transfer.

The FIFA agent Jota Jordi told the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito that there have been some talks between Barcelona and Isco: “Barcelona have already talked with Isco. A Barcelona chairman has already spoken with the player. He has always wanted to play with Barcelona and now he has the chance”, Jordi told to the journalist.

Despite not having many opportunities this season with Real Madrid, if Isco finally moves to Barcelona it would be shocking transfer movement. Luis Enrique was the last player who changed Madrid for Barcelona. More recently, we saw Saviola moving from Cataluña to the Spanish capital.

Isco was a very important part in the recent success obtained by Real Madrid. He has lost importance in the squad because of the new arrivals and the change of formation. With three men in the midfield, there is less room for a playmaker with less defensive skills. However, Real Madrid should be worried about Isco leaving the club to go to Barcelona. This is a transfer that Real Madrid shouldn’t afford.