Often some guys find themselves in difficult positions, as they seem more than capable of bringing a lot to the table for their current sides, but they aren’t been taken in count as they should be or as they could be on other teams if they actually left.
Besides, some youngsters have been around for so long that people find it difficult to notice that they’re still pretty young and can still develop their game, and a move to a different team or a different tournament could be exactly what they need to improve their current situation.
One of those guys in that kind of situation is Real Madrid’s outcast Isco, who has been linked with dozens of teams, mostly on the Premier League and the Italian Serie A since a couple of seasons when he wasn’t being used properly by Carletto Ancelotti.
The 24-year-old from Spain has been considered by Zinedine Zidane since he took charge of the team after that failed stint from Rafa Benitez, but even if he’s made most of his appearances a starter and has played properly for Real Madrid, it feels like this talented midfielder deserves more.
Isco has made 11 appearances for Real Madrid in the league, to go along with 4 appearances off the bench, scoring a couple of goals to go along with two assists as well, playing in various positions.
So, it appears that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are trying to make the most of this situation, and they’ve reportedly put an offer on the table for Isco Alarcon, who’s also been linked with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham for this upcoming transfer window, at least as a loanee. But, should Manchester City really sign Isco? Do they need him?
At first sight, you could say that every single team in the world needs a talented and extremely versatile 24-year-old player with that kind of offensive skill set that Isco has, with an outstanding ball control and finishing ability with both feet, and also being generous enough to constantly try to find his open teammate.
On top of that, given the fact that Guardiola’s his compatriot and that he’s used to play against him, the extraordinary boss should definitely know how to use him properly and take his game to another level.
However, with Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane and David Silva all healthy at the moment, it seems like Isco’s situation wouldn’t be much more different at the Etihad Stadium that it is right now at Santiago Bernabeu, and it could be even worse for him and more difficult to get some playing time at all.
So, at least for the time being, Isco should remain patient and stay at Real Madrid in another chase for the UEFA Champions League, and then reconsider his options elsewhere.