Chelsea have reportedly offered Isco a €10 million-a-year contract to move to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid in the summer
Spanish outlet Diario Gol have reported that Chelsea have registered an interest in signing Isco from Real Madrid in the summer, having offered the Spaniard a €10 million-a-year deal to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.
Isco has endured a tough 15 months at the Santiago Bernabeu following the arrival of Zinedine Zidane at the helm at Real Madrid. The presence of the consistent and influential trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the Real Madrid midfield has meant that minutes have been hard to come by.
Additionally, Isco has also had to compete with the likes Mateo Kovacic, Marco Asensio and James Rodriguez which has further complicated matters. As a result, the 24-year-old has started just 17 games across all competitions this season.
Isco still has a creditable return of 8 goals and 5 assists to show for his efforts, and he reportedly feels that his career would progress better if he moves on from his struggles at the Bernabeu in the summer. As a result, several clubs have been keeping a tab on his situation at Real Madrid.
The likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with the Spain international, but Barcelona shockingly are believed to be in the driver’s seat in the race to sign him.
The Catalan club are believed to be laying out succession plans for the time Andres Iniesta calls time on his glittering career, and Isco is their priority target. But, there is another suitor in pursuit of Isco that has made a significant movement to land him in the summer.
Chelsea are showing an interest in the player, with Antonio Conte believed to be keen on signing him. And the Blues have tabled €10 million-a-year contract offer to tempt him to make the switch to Stamford Bridge come June.
Isco, with his versatility, can certainly prove to be a big asset for the Chelsea boss, as he can slot into the midfield equally adeptly as in the front three in Conte’s system. And with his best years still in front of him, the 24-year-old can be a long-term solution as well.
Isco has previously also admitted his desire to leave Real Madrid, and a summer move could be on the cards, even though Zidane has urged him to stay. It remains to be seen what his final destination will be with Chelsea quite clearly making their intentions clear.