According to a report in the Mirror, Real Madrid star Isco is eager to join Manchester City after struggling to earn himself a regular starting berth at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The mercurial Spain international is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in La Liga, both by the general public and respected journalists covering the Spanish top-flight.
However, he seemingly can’t hold down a regular spot at Real Madrid as he has to challenge the expensive trio of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez for a starting berth.
This season, the 23-year-old has started just nine of Madrid’s 17 La Liga matches thus far.
As a result, reports in the Mirror claim he is eager to leave the club and join up with his former Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium.
“Real Madrid superstar Isco is hoping to pave the way for a move to Manchester City. Isco, 23, and his representatives are due to have showdown talks with Real Madrid next Tuesday after being left frustrated at the Bernabeu,” the report reads.
The report goes on to say that the playmaker’s representatives have sounded out Manchester City about a potential loan in January ahead of permanent £25 million switch in the summer.
City are in need of strengthening their squad despite heavy summer outlays on the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and centre-back Nicolas Otamendi
The Citizens currently occupy third place in the Premier League table, three points adrift of league leaders Arsenal having recently succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Gunners.
With the burden often falling on David Silva to provide the creative spark, adding a player of Isco’s capabilities would be a huge boost for the club and an exciting addition for the fans.