Real Madrid superstar Isco Alarcon could be on his way out of Santiago Bernabeu, after falling out with manager Santiago Solari, claims The Sun. The Spanish midfield magician has not been a part of Solari’s first seven matches in charge and the discord is evident.
A January move seems likely, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all vying for the services of the Spanish international. Chelsea, in particular, are keen to sign an attacking midfielder and could emerge as an appealing suitor for Isco.
But how will he fit under Maurizio Sarri?
Isco: Right fit for Chelsea?
Primarily known for his exceptional dribbling, Isco is a technically astute playmaker, who is highly regarded as one of the best in world football.
The former Malaga star has enjoyed great success with Real Madrid in the past three seasons, with his remarkable combination with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric guiding Los Blancos to three back to back Champions League titles.
Isco has mainly featured in the wide role under Zinedine Zidane but is most effective when deployed as a central attacking midfielder. Thus, he could be easily accommodated into Chelsea’s 4-3-3 setup, where the Real Madrid star can start as the advanced midfielder with Eden Hazard and Willian supporting him from wider positions.
Isco’s excellent technical prowess fused with his sensational dribbling will help him add more flair and creativity to the Chelsea attack which tends to rely heavily on Eden Hazard to bail them out more often than not.
Indeed, the Spanish international can break the shackles of any defence in the world with his flawless passing and clever through balls and with players like Hazard and Willian running in behind, it could seriously benefit Chelsea’s attacking department.
Moreover, the 26-year-old is known for his neat movements and quick-feet which enable him to wriggle through tight spaces. This could be beneficial for Isco in the fast-paced English football while the midfielder is also a threat from long range – making him a tailor-made fit for the Premier League and better yet, Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian mastermind can certainly make use of his technical and tactical superiority to enhance Chelsea’s overall dynamics in midfield and attack. But, it’s the combination of Isco and Hazard, which will be a sight to behold as both are highly talented individuals, who are more than capable of taking on any defence in the world.
However, it will certainly be difficult for Chelsea to secure the services of Isco in January, especially with the Blues facing stiff competition from league rivals. But one thing is for sure, the Real Madrid star could potentially be a huge hit at Stamford Bridge under Sarri.