Manchester United ready to pounce for Isco but waiting on final decision from Real Madrid

The Spanish giants are considering cashing in against Zinedine Zidane’s wishes (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are preparing to offer Isco an escape route out of Real Madrid after the Spanish playmaker was told he would only be a backup player under Zinedine Zidane.

Isco has endured a difficult campaign and failed to earn the trust of the three different managers who have occupied the hot seat at the Bernabeu this season, starting just 11 La Liga matches.

He played more football under Zidane – who is a fan of the No.10 – in the second half of the season though the Frenchman does not see him being part of the starting XI going forward.

Isco has spent more time on the bench than the pitch this season (Picture: Getty)

Zidane would still like to keep Isco as part of the squad, but, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Real are conscious of the growing list of suitors that would be happy to pay big to sign him and are preparing to make a final decision over whether to keep him or not.

United are front of the queue and are keen to add more attacking invention and creativity to their team, while rivals Manchester City as well as PSG are also interested.

Despite his lack of game time this past season, Real believe they can still get a mammoth fee for Isco and would look to recoup as much as £105million for him.

The Spanish giants are looking to dramatically overhaul their squad this summer and, even though Zidane is happy to use Isco as cover and competition, the club see more value in cashing in to help fund their transformation.

Zidane is happy to keep Isco but Real bosses are ready to cash in (Picture: Getty)

Isco has also become a rather controversial figure recently, seemingly winding up the Bernabeu crowd in a Champions League clash against CSKA back in December and alienating himself from some of the powerful voices in the dressing room.

Nevertheless, the 27-year-old is a hugely talented player – scoring or assisting 14 La Liga goals last season and 18 the year before – and would be a massive asset to most sides in Europe should Real decide to part ways.


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