Leeds Super Fans react to links with Real Madrid's Isco
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road…
According to Sunday People, Leeds United have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid attacker Isco during the January transfer window.
It was reported in the print edition of the newspaper, [November 21, page 57] that the 38-cap Spain international, 29, could leave La Liga for a fresh challenge elsewhere, and he is open to a move to the Premier League.
Leeds are not the only club linked with Isco as contact has also been made with West Ham ahead of the opening of the winter transfer window.
We asked our esteemed panel of MOT Super Fans this week whether they would love to have the Spanish playmaker, and while many believe his wages could put off a deal, many agree he could be a solid addition.
Here is how they reacted.
Leeds once snapped up someone from Madrid in Kiko Casilla, and they could pull it off again if Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa want to.
Isco has played just 49 minutes of league football since September, and Carlo Ancelotti wants him out from the look of things.
Sunday People claim Madrid are open to selling him for £4million in January instead of losing him for nothing when his contract expires in the summer, while a loan deal has also been mooted provided anyone is willing to pay all of his wages for the next six months.
Leeds need creativity in their attack after scoring just 12 league goals in 12 games, and the serial silverware winner could offer that.
Isco will be keen to make Spain’s World Cup squad for next year, and a move to Elland Road could resurrect his career.
With 16 trophies with the La Liga giants since joining from Malaga in 2013, his quality cannot be denied, and while a move looks out of the Whites’ reach, anything is possible in football.
In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.