Real Madrid could offload chief midfielder to Manchester City in January

Zinedine Zidane may lose one of his midfielders in the winter with Manchester City looking to pounce. He’s been crucial for Real Madrid to say the least.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been left out more often than not in this year’s squads by Zinedine Zidane. The Spain international has not fallen out with the Frenchman, but had his minutes initially impeded by Santiago Solari earlier this year and then had a massive drop in form, followed by injuries which ruled him out for a considerable while.

Some talk has suggested that the former Malaga midfielder would not remain patient in the Spanish capital, especially after winning every possible trophy in his six years with the Whites, and with the European Championships approaching next summer he could be on the move during the winter’s transfer window.

El Desmarque has suggested that Manchester City are interested in bringing the Real Madrid star in. With David Silva leaving the club at the end of this season, Pep Guardiola is looking for a creative player to replace the Spaniard and his compatriot has been seen as the ideal man. The Premier League giants will offer 50 million euros for Isco’s services.

Zinedine Zidane continues to have faith in Isco and he has said that time and again, so it does not seem to be a transfer that would be happening in the winter and more so since James Rodriguez as well as Brahim Diaz could be on the move as well. Plus, Zidane is known to rejuvenate fallen players and his motive is now to his thing with Isco and Marcelo.

Following his falling down in the pecking order behind Sergio Reguilon last season, Marcelo was helped back into the first-team by Zidane and he is now a regular fixture once again. Isco was a surprise inclusion in the Madrid line-up versus Paris Saint-Germain and his involvement in such a big game was the perfect signal of Zidane keeping him in his plans.

After all, the Spanish superstar was an integral part of Zidane’s squads which won three successive Champions League finals and did feature in two of those three finals from the very first minute. Even if he doesn’t feature in the regular side this season, Isco will have his chances with the so-called “B Team” during the second half of the campaign.

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