By Adefunmiloye Alani

22nd Nov, 2021 | 10:10am

Leeds United sounded out over January deal for Isco

Leeds United have been sounded out over a January deal for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to the Sunday People.

As reported in the print edition of the newspaper, [November 21, page 57], the 38-cap Spain international, 29, is out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu and is open to a Premier League move as opposed to remaining in the La Liga in January.

West Ham have also been linked with Isco, with contact made with them too, and while Real Madrid are looking to sell him for around £4million in the winter transfer window, they will be open to letting him leave on loan if suitors are willing to pay his whole wages till summer.

Good option for Leeds?

The Whites have struggled this season mainly due to injuries, and they need to make a couple of quality additions in January to get their campaign back on track.

The Madrid man – once dubbed ‘phenomenal’ by Zinedine Zidane – is probably not the type of signings most fans would be looking at, but landing him for just £4million could end up being a massive bargain given what he is capable of.

Marcelo Bielsa is known for often getting the best out of players, and Isco could get his mojo back under the Argentine having struggled with consistency in recent times.

Leeds have not been firing on all cylinders this season, and getting someone capable of improving their creativity in the final third could help turn their campaign around.

Bringing Isco to Elland Road is a gamble without a doubt, but every new signing is, and should this one work out, the club could end up loving their decision to land such a quality player.

In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.