Arsenal ‘make initial’ £51 million offer to sign Real Madrid superstar Isco
Reports have claimed that Arsenal have made a £51 million move to try and sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is expected to do a whole load of transfer business during the summer transfer window as he seeks to find an adequate replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, who has decided to leave the club and make a move to Italian giants Juventus.
And there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few months which have all suggested that that Isco will be leaving the Bernabeu at the end of the season as part of the summer clear-out which Zinedine Zidane is having, with a number of big named stars reportedly exiting the club.
And it seems like one of the Spaniard’s potential destinations could be Arsenal, who are said to have submitted a €60M (£51M) offer for the midfielder as per Don Balon.
The report also states that Man City, as well as Juventus, have withdrawn from the race for the player, news that’ll sure be music to both Arsenal and Unai Emery’s ears as that will mean there will not be a massive battle to try and get a deal done.
Arsenal look all set to clinch Champions League football for next season after a decent season from Emery, who is also chasing a Europa League title, and they will need game-changing stars like Isco to come in and help win those big games for Emery.
He is world class despite his inconsistent season with Madrid, but so many of Madrids players have been unimpressive this season, and signing him for just £51 million would be an absolute bargain.
However, Madrid are no fools and they will want more than the money that Arsenal are preparing to offer, or have offered. So if Emery seriously wants to get the little maestro all signed up, then they will probably have to put another £30 million on top of their initial offer.
He is just the type of player that would help fill the void of Ramsey, and is just the type of player that would be a game-changer for the Gunners.