Zidane’s Isco plan at Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is hoping to reinvigorate the career of playmaker Isco at the club, report Diario AS.

It follows a recent report in the same outlet that Arsenal and Manchester City are two teams in the running for his transfer – with the latter seeing him as a replacement for David Silva at the club.

Zidane is thought to be a keen admirer of Isco but equally, previous reports sughgest he would not block a transfer should a big-money offer come in from elsewhere.

Juventus, Milan and Manchester City have been among the clubs linked to the player but no interest has ever been formalised with an offer.

The 26-year-old had been frozen out of the starting XI by previous Madrid boss Santiago Solari – not starting a match across La Liga or the Champions League under the Frenchman’s predecessor.

Isco has a contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021 but found the net just three times in a mere 11 La Liga starts last season, with his future appearing to be in the balance.

It appears unlikely that the former Malaga playmaker will be a regular in Madrid’s line-up this season while any sale would be a reluctant one – he did make a rare start against Real Mallorca at the weekend but underperformed, like the rest of his teammates.

It now has been suggested that he will be involved much more heavily in Madrid’s first-team over the coming weeks.

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